Monday, March 16, 2009

North Carolina is at it again. First, those super-emcees known as the Justus League created a lane for NC hip-hop, and now it's Kooley High's turn to get behind the steering wheel. Kooley High is comprised of six former N.C. State University students, who met on the campus bricks by way of hip hop. What started out as a student-run hip hop organization, known as H2O, soon turned into a fresh factory of beats, rhymes, and life. The North Carolina group is made up of three emcees, Charlie Smarts, Tab-One, and Rapsody, two producers, Foolery and The Sinopsis, and a deejay, DJ Ill Digitz. No, music is in no way new to these "new-comers". Charlie Smarts and Tab-One make up half of another NC hip hop marvel, known as Inflowential. And, the lady of the group, Rapsody, is signed to 9th Wonder's label, "Its a Wonderful World"."Kooley High combines traditional hip-hop and R&B with a modern freestyle that traverses effortlessly between not only genres, but also generations. The result is a three-dimensional concoction that envelops listeners in a sound that is as smooth as The Fugees and Common, as passionate as Mary J. Blige and as intelligent as Hieroglyphics." -URB Magazine

For more information about Kooley High, put eyes on this video clip:

Now, download their latest mixtape called "Kooley Is High" hosted by K-Salaam by clicking the cover below. This mixtape showcases the emcees spitting verses over beats from some of the hottest producers. &

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