Being here in Cali, it was 8:59pm PST when the clock struck Midnight EST on the East Coast on July 27, 2010, which in turned marked the official release date for Kooley’s Eastern Standard Time. The 6-man crew hailing from North Carolina, now residing in Brooklyn, is proud to release their first full length release LP in 2010. If you have been stuck under a rock for minute, NC state has not only bred his Airness, Michael “Air” Jordan, but some of the best in down-home southern goodness of real Hip-Hop ala Little Brother and acclaimed hit producer, 9th Wonder.
Rapsody, Charlie Smarts, and Tab One cleverly trade off bars, while The Sinopsis & Foolery take care of the infectious grooves, and DJ Ill Digitz handles the cuts-n-scratches. EST also features guest production by K-Salaam & Beatnick and Napoleon Wright II, with guest MCing by Median and HaLo.
Quick, name me a current Hip-Hop Group containing more than 2 members?! Err, The Roots.. It’s kind of hard nowadays in the midst of all of these solo artists. Kooley High is one of the rare remaining breed of crews with gems that will truly satisfy anyone who can appreciate what Hip-Hop embodies.