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  • Audio CD (4 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: XL
  • ASIN: B001ASJ3SQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,662 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. What Up Man
2. One Two
3. Mikey Rocks
4. 88
5. What It Is
6. Black Mags
7. A Little Bit Cooler
8. Gold And A Pager
9. Bassment Party
10. Jingling
11. Don't Trip (Bonus Track)

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BBC Review

Whenever hip-hop decides to have a throwback moment - and it's had plenty - there's always the fear 21st century nostalgia might be mistaken for the kind of novelty you file under the section marked 'MC Hammer'. Thankfully, The Cool Kids make a nice enough attempt to honour the good old days without disrespecting their forefathers too much, even if The Bake Sale EP doesn't paint the full picture of their agenda.

Once the boom-tick-clapping riot of What Up Man kicks off the proceedings, there's a few golden era numbers which embody the rhyming couplets and weighty beats only the 1980s could do so well. Jingling, for instance, makes a subtle reference to a younger LL Cool J, while the body-slamming What It Is and the boisterous 88 could have easily been lost b-sides from Eric B and Rakim. But 23-year-old producer, Chuck English, and 20-year-old Mikey Rocks can only keep up the charade for so long, and it's soon clear that they've snuck in bits from their youth. Give One Two a couple of spins and it might start sounding like snap music and Bassment Party somehow manages to dip into Pharrell territory.

Still, the self-proclaimed ''black version of the Beastie Boys'' can whip up a fresh soundtrack to one heck of a party where quoting their rap songs will probably get you on the guestlist. But where the Beasties have proved their longevity, The Cool Kids have quite a way to go before they've avoided crossing over into one-hit wonderland. --Matilda Egere-Cooper

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By Jake J. Clausen on 20 Jan 2010
Format: Audio CD
Although you can get most of the songs on the album on their mix tapes, it is deffinately worth a buy, all the tracks are cleaned up and sound better. Also the free poster is a great bonus :D.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chickenskin on 15 Sep 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
really cool, wittily written lyrics, heavily influenced by epmd. same sense of fun and distinct lack of macho crap so prevalent in hip hop today. like a step back to guys rapping about actual real everyday stuff like playing streetfighter with your mates instead of posing in niteclubs. its lighthearted but the sound is solid n' kicks throughout. restored my faith in hip hop cos it really had started to suck recently.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Keshi on 13 Sep 2008
Format: Audio CD
Great album, 10 solid unskippable songs.I loved it. Gave it 4 stars only cause unfortunately, the album get's bored quite fast. The first couple of listens serve up a treat though.

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What it is (best track)
Gold and a pager
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The Sale Is Hot And Chuck & Mikey Rock 8 Nov 2008
By Keith A. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Oh man when I first heard "Black Mags" I was on a Cool Kids hunt. Everything I heard from these cats was ridiculous so of course I had to grab "The Bake Sale". To start it off, no beats do not make a great album but they darn sure help to get you there. "The Bake Sale" had awesome production, heavy bass and they don't use your ordinary beat structure. Their beat production is darn near hard to describe but they are ill.

Lyrically these dudes are nice but this is where they get a star dropped. No doubt are they sick lyricist and I am loving these Chicago cats from my favorite Kanye to the legend Common and the more recent Lupe. But with the Cool Kids, they try bring it on every track and they have a nice beat flow but sometimes they end up saying things that just doesn't make sense. They need more to talk about I guess you could say but their concepts run short by the end of the album and there is only 10 tracks. Overall though, this is a heater for sure with a few minor problems but nothing to get upset about. I heard some new songs from Chuck and Mikey and they seemed to have grown a bit, that's some good news. Basically, if you heard "Black Mags" and you liked what you heard, you're curious, pick it up for sure cause it is worth it.
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He's Mikey.....he rocks 8 Aug 2008
By SevenBizzos - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
See what the internet can do?

Cool Kids inital EP release is a breath of creativity. With pop princesses and sound alike bands taking over music these days, it's nice to find a group that sets themselves apart. The timing of creativity couldn't be better.

Overall, "Bake Sale" is masterfully written rhymes put together with some nicely creative beats - all in a retro-style hip-hop package. "Black Mags" has been out for some time and the accompanying music video made the listener curious as to exactly where this duo may be heading. The rest of the album falls in line. Every song is unique and no "fillers" added. The 10 song EP is just what an album should be.

If you get a chance to explore some popular video sharing sites, check out some of the things these guys have done. The "everything sucks" rant about today's music is dead on. Also check out some of the freestyle EP's that are floating around. They won't disappoint.

"Bake Sale" - a refreshing listen in an overall stale music world.
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Such Promise 2 Dec 2009
By Johannus Climactus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If these kids ever learn to write lyrics with any meaning, look out. Their beats are flat sick, sick I say! What those of us who are impressed by them fear most, I suspect, is that they'll hear so much praise for what they're doing now that they'll think they're just underexposed. In reality, it's those puerile lyrics that will hold them back more than anything else. In the rap game, the window of opportunity is just so short that they'll need to grow up quickly. If they don't, their beats will get knocked off by someone with something to say. What is strange, though, is that the kids can rhyme well. They just don't seem to have anything interesting to say.
Why DIdnt anyone do this earlier 12 Sep 2008
By M. Keller - Published on Amazon.com
This was a cd amazon had been recommending for a while now and I finally just bought it so it would disappear of the page. This CD is cheesy but cheesy in an awesome way. Like other reviewers stated the lyrics including references to pagers and sega's won't blow your mind they fit the overblown drum machine braggadocious b-boy vibe the Cool Kids were going for. Especially where rap is either trash (Lil Wayne btw why is he on all 4 radio stations anytime I listen!!??) or the underground where they definitely can take themselves a bit too serious, this cd fits as a great alternative. Everyone who has heard it begged me for a copy. All in All BUY IT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THIS IS AWESOME STUFF!
Just 2 Cool 2 Sep 2008
By Brandon Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If I could add more stars, this page would be full of gold stars and if there was something I just had to say bad about this album that would be that it's just ten tracks. After you hear the Bake Sale you won't be able to get enough. But apart from that, this album is lyrically on point. Mickey rips it apart on the track "Mickey Rocks". The Bake Sale is TRUE hip-hop minus the everyday same old radio trash (RAP, wannbe hip-hop) people are forced to listen to. I really commend Mickey and Chuck for there crafty sample of early 90's and 80's Hip-hop beats. NWA, Run DMC, Salt and Pepa, and more. If you are looking for true hip-hop I highly recommend this album. It's just 2 COOL.
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