THE COOL KIDS ARE YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER'S FAVORITE RAPPERS - THE OG INFLUENCERS OF HIP-HOP’S GOLDEN PAST WHO ARE CREDITED WITH BRINGING THE CHICAGO HIP-HOP SCENE INTO THE DIGITAL AGE.

BEFORE CHUCK INGLISH AND MIKEY ROCKS SLID INTO EACH OTHERS MYSPACE DM’S BACK IN 2005, THERE WAS NO WAY YOU COULD JUST BE A REGULAR KID AND RAP ABOUT SELF-EXPRESSION AND INDIVIDUALISM. THE GUYS HIT THE SCENE WITH SOME INCLUSIVE “BE YOURSELF AND DO YOUR OWN SHIT” TYPE OF MESSAGE, AND NOTHING HAS REALLY CHANGED.

TCK CAME IN AND OPENED THE DOOR FOR ARTISTS LIKE CHANCE THE RAPPER, VIC MENSA, GUCCI MANE, KANYE WEST, AND EVEN LIL B TO BE THEMSELVES IN THEIR OWN MUSIC AND TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. NOBODY TOLD THEM TO DO THAT, THEY JUST DID. THEY’RE COOL LIKE THAT.