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The Cool Kids to Reunite: 'The Hiatus is Over'

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Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids attend the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival at Liberty State Park on Aug. 1, 2009 in Jersey City, N.J. Jersey.

The band is getting back together. The Cool Kids -- the rap duo who rose to popularity in the mid-2000s off MySpace -- announced that members Chuck Inglish (real name Evan Ingersoll) and Sir Michael Rocks (born Antoine Reed) will be reuniting, a rep for Inglish confirmed to Billboard.

"I called Mikey and realized nothing would feel better than us being the originators again. The Cool Kids are back forreal," Inglish tweeted Wednesday night (July 13). "The Hiatus is over. We missed being us. We refuse to let people down and not be the actual group. We been through too much."

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He continued, "So prepare for things to go back to they were suppsosed to be. The Cool Kids together is what is right in the world. It's on. I can't say I've felt more complete as an artist than to be back with my brother to give the world what we started. I'm not saying it to pump fake. I've felt incomplete.. I needed to bring us back for our sanity... And to give you that feeling is golden."

Sir Michael Rocks' tweets showed the feeling was mutual. "Im ready," he offered in response to Inglish's tweets. "Everything else can wait," he added. "The world is f--kn trippin right now I just want shit to feel good again.

Both members were keeping busy on the solo front. Rocks shared that his forthcoming project, Funds and Access, would be his "final solo project for a while," while Inglish released his Everybody's Big Brother LP via his Sounds Like Fun label. Together, their previous efforts include 2008's The Bake Sale EP and the 2011 full-length album When Fish Ride Bicycles