The Cool Kids May Have To Change Their Group Name

The Cool KidsThe Cool Kids, a duo consisting of Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish, are going through legal trouble regarding their name … and might have to change their group’s name.

Rumors of a name change to Chuck & Mike have been circulating the industry for months now. Then, a video hit the net referencing the new moniker and confusing fans. But, the duo’s most recent mixtape, Tacklebox, used their original Cool Kids name.

So what’s the deal?

In a recent interview with Time Out Chicago, both members addressed the situation, but didn’t go into details.

“We’re in some legal bull,” said Rocks. “We’ve got somebody trying to sabotage us. The legal system takes time. But it’s 2010, man. We don’t have time to sit around waiting for paperwork. Hopefully people that listen to us, listen to us, not our name.”

“Names don’t matter,” Inglish added. “If that’s the thing we have to cut, we’ll just go by Chuck & Mike. But we put a lot of sh** into that name. Honestly, I probably hate the idea.”

Later in the interview, the Kids talk about the hold up for their debut album, When Fish Ride Bicycles … it’s the label they say.

“Sh** ain’t on us,” says Chuck.

“The label is trash. Complete trash. I’m telling you,” Mikey adds.

While they wait, they’ve dropped mixtapes, but the Kids admit that they don’t want to. They’d rather sell their music, but just to stay in the marketplace, they release them out of necessity.

Both rappers says they wouldn’t do it if they didn’t have to.

“Only people in rap have to put out mixtapes. Rappers are just droppin’ free sh**,” explained Chuck. “You don’t tour a mixtape. You don’t even put that much effort into it.”

“We did our mixtapes for survival. I pray I don’t have to keep doing them,” he continued.

The Cool Kids, or Chuck & Mike as they might be referred to soon, have dropped seven mixtapes — their latest being Tacklebox.

At press time, there was no release date for their album.

  1. See what I’m sayin. Dis is some shit hea. whether u on a major or minor, u still get the business. Keep ya head up brothers, i’m ridin wit ya. One

  2. Chuck says “Only rappers have to put out mixtapes.” as if artists in other genres aren’t subject to the same game.

    Bands are constantly dropping free or pay-what-you-can EPs. In fact, those EPs probably take way more effort and time than a mixtape does.

    So c’mon man. Every band/artist has to give away free shit to keep the buzz from dying.

  3. you’d think one of these “so-called” mogals like meh.. Hov would step in.. buy out theyre contract.. put’em on Roc Nation and keep it pushin! shit.. I know cool kids gotta be on Kanye’s radar over at GOOD music or Baby & Slim at Cash Money.. I think Duck Down would be a good look too cause they tour hard over there! or go fuck wit Koch.. they had to know the label was booty when they signed..contracts are meant to be broken

  4. Can’t they just F the system and rename themselves “Da Kool Kidz”? Just an idea.

  5. What label are they actually on now, though? Chocolate or XL? Or something else now?

    Also, why would they have to change their name? I don’t see it as anyone else’s trademarked name or phrase…

  6. huh??? “YOU DONT TOUR A MIXTAPE” is what Chuck said.. Sean Price sure did tour the shit outta that Kimbo Price mixtape and got his paper!!! I dont know what kind of booking agent these niggaz got but.. smh drastic times call for drastic measures.. Mike & Chuck (dont even sound right)might really have’ta go up in that label and act’a fool!!! other hipsters have become household names.. ask Drake

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