The Cool Kids are an underground Chicago rap duo who've been not-so-subtly elbowing their way into rap fans' iPods for a few years now. The laconic, stone-cool of Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks' slick rhymes, spotted with sports analogies and nostalgic references, makes for fun and easy, breezy listening.
"Knocked Down," from their Don-Cannon-hosted mixtape Gone Fishing, is a dope introduction to their pass-the-mic charm.
The video is basically a Chi-town hipster version of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Nuthin' But A G Thang." People gambling, girls dancing, imbibing of alcohol taking place, raps being rapped. What goes around comes around.