The North Carolina rap troupe Kooley High is back together and sounding as fly wonderful as ever.
Kooley High was on hiatus, while Charlie Smarts and Tab One focused on crafting solo records, both of which deserved special attention in '09 – so back track if you slept.
Produced by Zee Imports of the UK for his upcoming mixtape, “My Shadow” sounds as though it were crafted with Kooley in mind, making Zee the group's across-the-pond soul brother. But, if Kooley High is letting product this impressive be delegated to the mixtape market, it only raises expectations for the next LP.
Next up for Kooley High is the release of “Eastern Standard Time,” the first single off The High Life. We expect this record to elevate Kooley out of the nu-Native Tongues label several collectives pushing that good times and good rhymes bravado suffered and into the identity of the next big group from the South.