There was a time about two years ago when The Cool Kids could do no wrong. However, that time’s long since passed as the CK masses wait–without held breath–for any sight or sound of When Fish Ride Bicycles. Since disgruntled fans can sample Mr. Inglish’s production tastes on the latest Chip Tha Ripper and Mac Miller mixtapes, Sir Rocks is dishing out his solo debut mixtape, The Rocks Report, to satiate the crowds and keep his name relevant.
The skinnier half of CK teams with Sensei Beatz, Trademark Da Skydiver, Phil Adé and Madlib to invigorate Rock’s always-hubristic lines. The diverse lineup gives a unique, peppy zest to the usually laid-back MC–a complete sonic 180° on the sparse rhythms of a typical Chuck and Mike production.
No one knows if that promised CK debut album will ever come to fruition, but for those still looking for a prick of the Chicago kids’ musical needle, Mike’s The Rocks Report should ensure a feverish fix.
Download — Sir Michael Rocks – The Rocks Report