Published Feb 18, 2011Over the past couple of decades, we've seen the hip-hop scene dominated by the East Coast, the West Coast and the Dirty South. If you're from the American Midwest, congrats, your time has come. A new supergroup has been formed by Chicago hip-hoppers the Cool Kids, Indiana's Freddie Gibbs and Cleveland-based Chip Tha Ripper, and they've dubbed themselves Pulled Over by the Cops.
Fake Shore Drive reports that this isn't the first time the artists have got together -- they all chipped in on Gibbs's "Oil" -- but this will be their first proper group release. Apparently, they will be unleashing an EP's worth of material in the near future. The first leaked cut, "Authority," features singer Nate Santos on the hook while the Midwesterners massacre the microphone on their verses. You can download the song here courtesy of Fake Shore Drive.
In other Cool Kids news, the duo of Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks have teamed up with Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound imprint for their next full-length. While it has yet to yield a proper release date, the new album, titled When Fish Ride Bicycles, is apparently set for a spring release. Billboard reports that the first single "Bundle Up" will be released Wednesday (February 23).