It’s been a very rough year with very few highlights. But yesterday, Chuck Inglish took to Twitter to announce one of the best things to happen in 2016, so far— The Cool Kids are reuniting.
In honor of #TBT and in the spirit of rekindling the vibe of mid 2000s hip-hop, here are four other groups we wish would make a musical reemergence:
This California group hit the scene in 2008 with their debut mixtape, Bowties and Rosaries. But it was Live For, Die For — which featured appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Casey Veggies, and more –that caught the attention of listeners. The group continued to ride their wave of success by dropping BOOM which featured standout tracks “Lauren London,” and “Killer Tofu.” Overdoz even collaborated with Pharrell for “Last Kiss” and A$AP Ferg for “Fuck Your DJ.”
The group has been very quite in recent years making only a few guest appearances on tracks. While we await their debut album, 2008, take a look back at Overdoz’ classic “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” below:
This rap trio made a name for themselves with the release of their highly acclaimed debut tape, Sealed for Freshness: The Blend Tape. PacDiv followed up their debut with 2009’s Church League Champions which featured “Mayor.” Like, Mibbs, and BeYoung continued to their streak of success by independently dropping their debut studio album, The DiV in 2011. After the release of their second album, GMB, it seems as if PacDiv went their separate ways.
Recently, Like dropped his solo album titled Emeralds. Oh PacDiv, how we miss you so. Watch the group turn up in the visuals to “Mayor” below:
Back in 2007, these former Star Trak signees dropped the song that put them on the map, “She Loves Everybody.” The Harvard duo followed up their hit with the mixtape, Jacques Jams, Vol 1: Endurance. The 24 track tape featured appearances from Solange, Janelle Monae, Mickey Factz, and more.
The duo has been quiet since the release of their 2012 album, Music 4 Tngrs which featured the “controversial” track, “Black Girls.”
Reminisce over Chester French below:
Kidz in the Hall:
After meeting at a talent show in 2000, rappers Naledge and Double-O teamed up to form the classic duo, Kidz in the Hall. Though the then Rawkus Records dropped their debut School Was My Hustle in 2006, it was their 2007 Obama supporting hit that put them on.
From there, Kidz in the Hall went on to work with Estelle, Donnis, Amanda Diva, MC Lyte, and many more. Though they have dropped three albums since their debut, after 2011 Kidz in the Hall went on to pursue solo endeavors.
Naledge is currently working on his forthcoming project, Chicago Piscasso 3. While, Double-O has been busy hitting the road with Lupe Fiasco for his “For the Fans” tour which took place last winter, and flexing his production skills working with Nikki Jean, Freeway and many more.
Watch the visuals to Kidz In The Hall’s “Love Hangover” below: