The Cool Kids — the one time up and coming Chicago hip hop duo who have seemingly fallen off the radar due to their inability to ever dish out an actual studio album — have split with their longtime label, Chocolate Industries. Cool Kid Chuck Inglish confirmed the news via his Twitter last night, writing, “Yo! Were free agents.. The cool kids are out of record label jail… Let’s cheers to that.”
Inglish also explained the duo’s long-delay debut effort, When Fish Ride Bicycles, has yet to see release because, “We were dealing with some shit we couldn’t control in a short amount of time…But me and [bandmate Mikey Rocks] stood up for ours. and in return… We get what we wanted. Freedom to make our music. Without the BS.”
Since forming in 2005, The Cool Kids have released two EPs along with a slew of mixtapes, including this year’s Tacklebox. There’s no word on what’s next for the group, but I hear longtime collaborator Kanye West is pretty good at the whole label thing. Just saying.