BY ANGIE MARTIN
You know you’re cool when you can put the word “cool” in your name without sounding off base when creating hip hop music that amps up the cool factor. Veteran duo The Cool Kids live up to their name and even go by monikers that increase their coolness. Antoine “Sir Michael Rocks” Reed from Illinois and Evan “Chuck Inglish” Ingersoll from Michigan are young millennials who founded their band through the help of old MySpace (remember that?) pages and the increase in the popularity of music festivals. Like all good young artists, the duo played it smart spreading their music and name through social media. Their sound pulls from pioneers of hip hop like A Tribe called Quest and De La Soul, with an experiential tinge and eclectic rhythms. If that’s not cool, we don’t know what is.