The Cool Kids’ Response to Ghostface

In a recent interview with Rhapsody’s Play blog, Mikey and Chuck of Chicago based duo The Cool Kids had some interesting things to say about the current state of music and the business of selling it. Checkout Chuck’s response when asked about Ghost’s recent Youtube rant where he admonished fans for not picking up his new album.

It hurts to hear Ghostface say that. Artists that wanna protect their music or [say] don’t bootleg or don’t download, what are you gonna do? It’s like trying to stop everybody from doing drugs. You gonna tell somebody to not smoke weed? It’s not gonna happen. We have this Totally Flossed Out EP that we didn’t do or put together or even name that people are downloading. For a while, we tried to stop all the downloading sites. And then as you put one down, there’s another one that pops up. So it’s like that [arcade game] — bang one head, the other one pops up. You gonna keep on doing that?

He goes on to say that if artists are true to themselves, the money will eventually come. I can sympathize with Ghost, because I’m sure it sucks to work really hard on something and then nobody buys it, but maybe that’s the point. Maybe CDs aren’t what these artists should be selling…


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70 Responses to “The Cool Kids’ Response to Ghostface”

  1. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    word

  2. crazy88since88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLgr3NANe64

    ^^^
    GAYEST COMMERCIAL EVER!

  3. Ghost writer Says:

    Get’em

  4. Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    WHATS GOOD BITCHES *leaves*

  5. crazy88since88 Says:

    He goes on to say that if artists are true to themselves, the money will eventually come. I can sympathize with Ghost, because I’m sure it sucks to work really hard on something and then nobody buys it, but maybe that’s the point. Maybe CDs aren’t what these artists should be selling…

    ^^^
    tRU wORDS.

  6. lo k Says:

    these ninjas ain’t cool…

  7. Phuque Says:

    >>Maybe CDs aren’t what these artists should be selling…

    ^^^

    SMH @ the RIAA….soon they’ll understand (c) Camel

  8. crazy88since88 Says:

    Will U. Ho aka Phil da Advil aka Will Jacksome Jackson aka William Swagspeare aka Dick Widthenberry Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    WHATS GOOD BITCHES *leaves*

    ^^^
    Fux + 80’s cali = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCm07WceaQw

  9. D. Billz Says:

    I got this ’89/’90

  10. crazy88since88 Says:

    lo k Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    these ninjas ain’t cool…

    ^^^
    Say word.

  11. eskay Says:

    >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLgr3NANe64

    ^wow, that was classic

  12. D. Billz Says:

    Smh @ ninjas JUST realizing that physical copies of music aint movin’.

  13. G7 Says:

    CD’s is dead

  14. crazy88since88 Says:

    eskay Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    >>www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLgr3NANe64

    ^wow, that was classic

    ^^^
    (88 looks)
    …(mumbles)…
    …nucca, you Old.

  15. Ghost writer Says:

    crazy88since88 Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    eskay Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    >>www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLgr3NANe64

    ^wow, that was classic

    ^^^
    (88 looks)
    …(mumbles)…
    …nucca, you Old.

    ^
    lmao…..
    *dies*

  16. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:32 pm
    I got this ‘89/’90

    ^^

    Piston’s champ, flat-bill, black starter cap…

    applaud young black men who say “cd’s aint what Ghost should be sellin”

    rather that then slang dope

  17. crazy88since88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tpNBKqVXpI

    ^^^
    Somebody send that to Rey, please. SMH.

  18. G7 Says:

    I heard Timbaland is putting out a ring tone album through Verizon or something. It’s a shame its come down to that, but smart move in this day and age.

  19. $***M-ROC***$ Says:

    Fux + 80’s cali = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCm07WceaQw

    ^^^
    real talk, i thought that it was a bunch of white people in blackface until i looked closer. i wonder what demographic schlitz was aiming that one for? SMH

  20. D. Billz Says:

    !Ven-Tech? Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    D. Billz Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:32 pm
    I got this ‘89/’90

    ^^

    Piston’s champ, flat-bill, black starter cap…

    applaud young black men who say “cd’s aint what Ghost should be sellin”

    rather that then slang dope

    ^VTech… what it is?

    I think they meant that Ghost should go digital instead of cd’s. I don’t think they meant for him to get his Maurice Garland on (c) “Nigger” thread

  21. crazy88since88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QFx2T2E7As

    ^^^
    word is bond on Evr’Thing… This is what started all that Shit with niggas in hip-hop & liquor.

  22. farsideoff Says:

    artists make all their money off a concerts anyway, so if more people download and hear their stuff, they are a more likely to attend a concert; and thats something that can never be downloaded.

  23. Phuque Says:

    Maurice Garland sold me a bootleg copy of Big Doe Rehab

  24. crazy88since88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MubASu5ZivE

    ^^^
    word, i burned my hand on the oven fuckn with this… had to be like 83-84.

  25. chea Says:

    the cal is on me

  26. Ghost writer Says:

    crazy88since88 Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MubASu5ZivE

    ^^^
    word, i burned my hand on the oven fuckn with this… had to be like 83-84.

    ^
    Where can I buy a pack?

  27. crazy88since88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cefzoEkBmd4

    ^^^
    How the fuck the Big Mac (no return of the…) been the same since @ least 1978? thats Proof that shit will kill u.

  28. rex hussla Says:

    hallelujah hollaback

  29. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    ^VTech… what it is?

    I think they meant that Ghost should go digital instead of cd’s. I don’t think they meant for him to get his Maurice Garland on (c) “Nigger” thread
    ^^
    I skip on the hand shakes *daps da mayor*

    Yeah, I knew they was talkin about digital, I just thought that would be a funny opener. Fuck these record labels, I hate em all…except Rawkus

  30. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    Phuque Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    Maurice Garland sold me a bootleg copy of Big Doe Rehab

    ^^

    *florida*

  31. cmac Says:

    ahni luv need to just let me tag

  32. Big Homie Says:

    ahni luv need to just let me tag

    ^ Over my dead body…lol

  33. Big Homie Says:

    I almost copped me some Red Stripe beer over the weekend. lol

  34. JBless Says:

    u can’t stop downloaders

  35. Maurice Garland Says:

    Phuque Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Maurice Garland sold me a bootleg copy of Big Doe Rehab

    ^^^

    No, you got it mixed up…I sold you the LB-Get Back album….remember?

  36. They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:

    *instigates*

    Eskay! you gonna sit there and let luis walk in here after a year and clown you on yo own site?!?!?!? Pull ya skirt down, b…

    *opens bag of plain potatoe chips*

  37. Boosie Says:

    Its back to the days of a starving artist, No more millions and big head hundreds for musicians anymore…

    Pretty soon every one will have their own medium through selling an artistic expression, you cant get mad at technological advancements, things change.

  38. yaboy Says:

    lmao.

    maurice, you see all the shots fired following your comment about the cunninglyguists album?

  39. They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:

    Its been a rough Monday. I cant wait til I get off work

    *looks at watch*

    *zones out*

    *daydreams about Miostis*

  40. chea Says:

    i’m from chicago and i support all chicago artists but this shit has to stop

    these dudes’ jeans are too fucking tight

    if the jeans were any tighter their balls would get sucked up into their asscheeks because that’s the only place where there would be an air pocket of any sort [special state]

    this Nigster movement started in chicago with ye and lu but then when the common Blackie tried to put his own little broke-ass spin on it the shit just rapidly spiraled out of control

    add to that the 80s glasses frames and the starter caps and the shit is a rap

    please cool kids, you guys have some spit to you, get a stylist and cop some decent fitting jeans because the current state of your nut huggers is detracting from your movement (literally and figuratively)

  41. Boosie Says:

    Cd’s are dead just like the Industrial revolution is dead…..Pretty soon the Movie theatres will be dead, actors making millions will be dead

  42. green eyes Says:

    what up plug.

  43. Phuque Says:

    # Maurice Garland Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Phuque Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Maurice Garland sold me a bootleg copy of Big Doe Rehab

    ^^^

    No, you got it mixed up…I sold you the LB-Get Back album….remember?

    ^^^^

    Awwwww snap…..whaddup nigga? Ayo you been to that barbershop on 113th lately? They got your picture up next to the nigga with the swoosh in the side of his head…

  44. G7 Says:

    soon everything will be dead

  45. Boosie Says:

    when are regular sized jeans going to be in fashion? and regular sized t-shirts?

    I’ll rather sport some baggy jeans, and a super long tee, than some skin tight jeans and tight t-shirts…..your choices now are fag or hoodlum

  46. They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:

    *hugs greeny*

    whats poppin in the MIA. still lookin foward to bendin corners down there.

    FYI: todays morning temp: 0…

  47. Soul Clapper Says:

    Maurice Garland writes rhymes for Uncle Murda

  48. chea Says:

    Boosie Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    when are regular sized jeans going to be in fashion? and regular sized t-shirts?

    I’ll rather sport some baggy jeans, and a super long tee, than some skin tight jeans and tight t-shirts…..your choices now are fag or hoodlum

    ^^

    false

    i’ve seen lu in concert and have met him in person a few times now and never have i seen him in some tight jeans or that 3X shit either

    same with mos def

    there are a few rappers with a true fashion sense [||] but not many

  49. green eyes Says:

    # They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    *hugs greeny*

    whats poppin in the MIA. still lookin foward to bendin corners down there.

    FYI: todays morning temp: 0…

    ^ damn plug.. that sucks. its in the mid 70s today. but really windy. and walking down the street is a war around dress in this wind .. not a good look. shout out to my new construction worker friends.

  50. They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:

    It really is amazing how much influence hip hop has on folk. For a minute all the lil youngens was wearin them funny colored hoodies. made me sick to my stomach. before that everybody had on pink tees. I hope gangstalicious and his antics taught people a lesson… but then again thugnificent still rocked the gear and said it was fly…

  51. crazy88since88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2eFdO7H7cU

    The Lakers

  52. They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:

    there are a few rappers with a true fashion sense [||] but not many
    ——-
    …and it aint lupe…

    nahright.com/wp-content/images/kanye-lupe-lol.jpg

  53. They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:

    Back to work, suckas!

  54. Boosie Says:

    # chea Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Boosie Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    when are regular sized jeans going to be in fashion? and regular sized t-shirts?

    I’ll rather sport some baggy jeans, and a super long tee, than some skin tight jeans and tight t-shirts…..your choices now are fag or hoodlum

    ^^

    false

    i’ve seen lu in concert and have met him in person a few times now and never have i seen him in some tight jeans or that 3X shit either

    same with mos def

    there are a few rappers with a true fashion sense [||] but not many
    ___________________________________________________________

    Hate to break it to you, but your boy eskay posted a couple of pics of Lupe and his tight ass nut huggin jeans…..Them shits had creases in it too, just cause you seen him without it doesnt mean he dont rock em….

    But I was just saying in general, cats either wear some tight shit, or some baggy shit…

  55. Boosie Says:

    # They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    there are a few rappers with a true fashion sense [||] but not many
    ——-
    …and it aint lupe…

    nahright.com/wp-content/images/kanye-lupe-lol.jpg
    ____________________________________________________________

    Lmao, man this nigga rocking a bright neon blue teletubby jr on his hip….

    shits disgusting b.

  56. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    there are a few rappers with a true fashion sense [||] but not many
    ——-
    …and it aint lupe…

    nahright.com/wp-content/images/kanye-lupe-lol.jpg

    ^^
    Kanye and the beach club look…smh

    *envisions Lupe getting assaulted with skateboards*
    *dies*
    *goes back to work*

  57. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    when i first read the title, i thought these ninjas was about to diss ghost. . . .

  58. chea Says:

    They mad cuz we jump outta cabs, and hop on the bus. Coppin dust, PLUG INC rocks the whole Metropolis Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    there are a few rappers with a true fashion sense [||] but not many
    ——-
    …and it aint lupe…

    nahright.com/wp-content/images/kanye-lupe-lol.jpg

    ^^

    lol @ that old shit, look at kanye in the pastel polo and the fucking snoop dogg khakis

    look, nobody’s immune from looking funny (obviously), i’m just saying if you look at lu’s recent shit (which is mostly shit he designed via Fall of Rome) it’s really pretty basic and it’s not Nigster or thuggish

  59. chea Says:

    btw just to be clear — both ye and lu’s busted fits in that old-ass pic >>> most nahgger’s wardrobes

    (had to put that on the record for archival purposes (c) hajji)

  60. crazy88since88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agT2GVNQjao

    ^^^
    i be gattdamn.

  61. G7 Says:

    crazy88since88 Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2eFdO7H7cU

    The Lakers

    ====
    lol, they should have championship rings taken away for that.

  62. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # Mr. Papagiorgio Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    when i first read the title, i thought these ninjas was about to diss ghost. . . .

    ^^^ Mr. Papagiorgio … I was on your blog the other day, good pick up on the Mokenstef sample. I knew that was a sample, I just didn’t know from where…good looks on that…

  63. djeurok Says:

    if TBDR didnt suck, I would have bought a copy…

  64. Mr.Londoner Says:

    cant see cool kids surviving for more than an album..

    once the “retro” trend is out, & we all know hipsters dislike anything “mainstream” can’t see them selling shit..

    The EP is nice though

  65. jb142 Says:

    ghost didnt tell people not to download, he even said it was cool and everything.. he just said that all these people who were supposed to be holding him down didnt support him. i downloaded AND bought BDR when it dropped on dec. 4th. ghost kept it real and has always kept it real (over the past like, 7 fucking albums) and hes not getting his dues…

  66. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    # Mr. Papagiorgio Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    when i first read the title, i thought these ninjas was about to diss ghost. . . .

    ^^^ Mr. Papagiorgio … I was on your blog the other day, good pick up on the Mokenstef sample. I knew that was a sample, I just didn’t know from where…good looks on that…

    ^^^ thanks for the love. that one was news to me, but that sample they used. . . .

    whew! patrice rushen is crazy nice. . . .

  67. E.MikE Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    February 11th, 2008 at 3:32 pm
    I got this ‘89/’90

    ^^

    Piston’s champ, flat-bill, black starter cap…
    ^^^

    with the hologram tags…

    i messes (c) riley -> with the cool kids.

  68. Michael Jordan Says:

    What he said about the money is correct. If you fiend for crack(Money), you will be taken advantage of by the dealers(Labels). If you put in some type of sincere commitment and originality into your songs or album then success will follow you. Money ruined Hip-Hop, so lets say FUCK THE MONEY, and lets ressurect the beauty that made hip-hop so good.

  69. C. Trilla Says:

    MP3’s & iPods Bitches!!!

  70. Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts I-IV « The Vocab Says:

    […] For all of you who saw Ghostface’s sad rant about illegal music downloads and Wu-Tang cd sales, this is just another sign that maybe artists shouldn’t measure success through cd sales. In a time when record companies are floundering and Television networks are looking to youtube for show ideas, we’re gonna have to agree with The Cool Kids and believe that staying true is more important than massive amounts of money. Although we could use a new studio… […]

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