Three years after announcing plans to drop their debut album When Fish Ride Bicycles, The Cool Kids have finally seen an official release. In an interview with BlackBook Magazine, the opinionated duo talk about their ongoing legal troubles, ditching the “retro” rap label, and producer Chuck Inglish’s upcoming role in Raekwon’s C.R.E.A.M. biopic.
“We were really silent about our situation because we had to be, but we were stuck in a legal bind with our first label,” Inglish explained. “Mikey had to do solo work and I had to produce for other people. Three years later, we get to put out our first album.” With their official label debut, Chuck and Mikey also hope to get rid their “retro” rap title. “That retro shit is what the press came up with. That whole retro rap shit is killed with this album because there’s nothing old and nothing minimal about it.”
Chuck also revealed that during their hiatus, he connected with Raekwon to appear in the upcoming C.R.E.A.M. biopic. “I went to Staten Island for a day, hung out with everybody he grew up with, went to his projects, and went to the front door of the crib that he stayed at that still has a Wu-Tang sticker on the front door,” he said. “That shit was crazy. The movie is getting rewritten and they’re trying to find a production house to pick it up. He didn’t know what age I was playing at first, since there are a few sections, but I’d play the 16 to 20-year-old Raekwon.”