Clipse, Cool Kids
After label troubles nearly derailed the promising careers of Clipse, the Virginia-based hip-hop duo is set to make a bit of a comeback: Til the Casket Drops, the group's first album since brothers Malice and Pusha T parted ways with the super-producers The Neptunes, is set to release in September and first single "Kinda Like a Big Deal," which features a guest spot from Kanye West, has earned Clipse a fair amount of buzz as the disc's release approaches.
The real standout of this co-headlining bill, however, is Chicago's The Cool Kids. Despite having just a single EP, a mixtape, and a handful of singles hasn't stopped The Cool Kids from making somewhat of a name for itself out on the road. The duo of Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish were crowd favorites at two other big Dallas shows in the past 11 months, winning over audiences with lo-fi beats, party-inciting rhymes and plenty of call-and-response action. And it's no wonder, really, that fans have taken to the group so quickly: Most of their musical output thus far has been given away for free via the duo's MySpace page.
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