Chuck Inglish, co-founder of The Cool Kids and one of Esquire’s “15 Bands to Watch,” has released his highly anticipated and widely praised debut LP Convertibles today via Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun. The 13-track album was recorded at Truth Studios in Los Angeles and co-produced by Inglish and Incubus’ Mike Einziger (Avicii, Frank Ocean). Convertibles features collaborations with Mac Miller, Chromeo, Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Cool Kids bandmate Sir Michael Rocks and more. The album is available for purchase at iTunes.
Known for pioneering new musical territories and pushing boundaries, Inglish says, “The time is now. I’m trying to change the landscape of sound.”
Kicking off release week, Inglish partnered with Red Bull for an intimate listening session at their Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, followed by an exclusive Red Bull Sound Select performance at The Well in Los Angeles. Please see below for photos from both events.
Vibe also premiered the behind-the-scenes video for Chuck’s video release for “Legs” featuring Chromeo.
Born in Detroit, Chuck Inglish is considered a pioneer for modern Hip Hop. Beginning in 2005 with the birth of The Cool Kids, the group he founded with collaborator Sir Michael Rocks, Inglish has helped to launch a movement of style and culture centered around social media-driven energy. The Cool Kids released eight projects and toured worldwide, including gappearances on the Rock The Bells Tour, NBA 2k8, HBO’s “Entourage” and Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists to Watch” list. Inglish has spent most of the last year focusing on his solo projects as well as producing for artist’s such as Mac Miller, Rick Ross, Asher Roth, Casey Veggies and Curren$y. The aptly-titled Convertibles is a reflection of Inglish’s time spent living in Los Angeles and represents his evolution as an artist.