The Cool Kids have released their new album Before Shit Got Weird, Episode 1 of their triple album. The album features JID, Guapdad 4000, Key!, Larry June, 6lack, Chance The Rapper, Pac Div, Don Cannon, Nic Jr, Gabby!, Pell, Atrak and EMPD. Their first group project since 2017. The two have also announced the release of their solo albums – That’s A Baby Oil Staircase / Chillout, Episodes 2 & 3 of the triple album, for March 21st.
The duo joined forces after meeting on Myspace in the mid-2000s and created a movement, unlike anything that had been seen or heard at the time — yet felt incredibly familiar. Retro yet futuristic. It was a breath of fresh air, but also restored a feeling that had been missing from Hip-Hop. With roots in Detroit and Chicago, the duo took a wide range of musical influences spanning from Ghettotech, House, G-Funk, Boom Bap, and the futuristic sounds of The Neptunes, and turned it into something brand new and totally their own.
The Cool Kids
Before Shit Got Weird
1.It’s In the Mix (Introduction)
2. Showtime (skit)
3. Horizon Island feat. Gabby!
4. Scam Likey
5. Pick Up on Line 6
6. Hibachi feat. Key! & Nikki Sweets
7. Cells & Scales (skit)
8. Tony Two Sweaters (interlude)
9. Dapper Dan Leather feat. G Dott
10. It’s Yours pt. 2
11. Strictly Business
12. All Or Nothing feat. Larry June
13. Too Bad feat. Pell & ATrak
14. I’m Coming Over There feat. Guapdad 4000
15. Twerk Mobile (skit)
16. Ridin’ Clean feat. Nic Jr.
17. Lightwerk feat. 6lack & JID
18. Theatrical Trailer (skit)
19. Triumph pt. 2 feat. Pac Div & Don Cannon
20. Low Sodium feat. Chance the Rapper
21. Warm Handshakes