During my years of college, my musical interests were very distant to say the least. My two favorite hip-hop styles then were either Rawkus Records styled “underground” hip-hop or the sounds of several Southern acts, No Limit Records in particular. Strange, right? Well, while I’m more of a cognitive listener for the music scene of various areas and genres than I once was, I can honestly say I’ve never heard an artist from Louisiana with a sound similar to the hip-hop I personally connected with and embraced. With that said, I would like to introduce you to the Louisiana native known as Joe Cool.
Influenced by artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West, the artist/producer has a style that’s a throwback to the hip-hop I embraced in terms of the free spirited lyricism and battle rap bravado, but with a soulful and alternative feel that will draw the listener into his world.
While he has been heavily performing and getting a buzz for his work since 2010, last year signified the beginning of his growing following. The release of his 1st mixtape “For No Fucking Reason” plus a regular presence on sites like DJ Booth, OnSmash and You Heard That New have him fully poised to expand his artistry to a new audience. He is currently prepping his second mixtape “Cooley Hi”, which will be available 1/19 and features the singles “October Afternoon” and “I Wanna Sell Drugs”.
I Wanna Sell Drugs
The sky’s definitely the limit for this young lyricist, keep your eyes & ears open. Check out Joe Cool’s music by clicking this link here.