Thursday, June 3, 2010

Evan's Mixtape Thursdays Volume 3

The Cool Kids' Tacklebox
Just in time for summer, The Cool Kids hit us over the head with 16 tracks of heat.  But let me be clear, this isn't anything groundbreaking; not even their best release (Bake Sale EP > ).  It's just a great collection 808-heavy, boom bap tracks that are perfect for the warm June, July, & August nights.  An even mixture of brand new music, unreleased freestyles, and songs originally intended for their LP.

With that said, the beats are too dope.  Chuck Inglish might be a better producer than rapster which speaks volumes and is entirely true.  If you're like me and you like to nod your head to some low fi, 1988, Eric B. & Rakim type shit then you'll definitely enjoy Tacklebox.  Inglish shows his versatility on "Great Outdoors" where the jazz sample is clearly inspired by another throwback legend, DJ Premier. 

To be honest, besides the catchy hooks and the occasional polysyllabic rhyme- the lyrics are irrelevant.  I blame (and credit) The Cool Kids for popularizing hipster rap, but as long as the bass is bumpin'- The Cool Kids' Tacklebox will stay on repeat at least until 24 Hour Karate School or Pilot Talk* drops (both of which have been trying to clear all their samples since March).  So in conclusion, download this, crank your bass up, and vibe out to some new Cool Kids.  Can't really go wrong with that.

DOWNLOAD: The Cool Kids- Tacklebox (mixtape) [mediafire]

Alternate Link: [usershare]

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