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Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | Established. Jan 01, 1992 | INDIE

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1992
Solo Hip Hop Soul





DMV artist Cooley has popped on my radar a few times over the years. His 2017 project Hallway hit streaming platforms over the past few months and, since it's TBT, it's a good time to talk the title track of Hallway. It's grimy and abrasive, almost like something from IDK. However, instead of just apeing IDK's style and approach, Cooley makes the just-under-three-minutes track his own by being animated in his depictions of life from the eyes of someone's who's been out in the streets (also Northeast DC from the eyes of someone who's seen it up-close). Nothing's "sweet" or funny in this one, even while Cooley is very animated with his flow. - Speed On The Beat

"Cooley - Hallway"

"If you’re not hip to Cooley, then you need to get hip. The lyricist has a knack with words and also for painting pictures. Want proof? His Hallway LP proves it all. Originally released physically in 2017, it is now available on digital platforms. That means you can fire up gems like “Miseducation of A Shooter” and “Know Yourself” on your phone. With production from the likes of Tone-P and Rellington Beats, you know that this album is a definite home run." - DC Mumbo Sauce

"Fly Rebel Society - Rebels"

"the charisma and fluidity of their flows create one cohesive sound; they're sort of like a hip-hop version of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." - DJ Booth

"Fly Rebel Society - Fresh Effect Mixtape"

"Lega-c, Ryda Blak, Cooley, TeeJay, and godlymC come very correct on this project. Don’t believe me, just listen. *Trinidad James voice*" - DC Mumbo Sauce

"DMV Beats"

"From there, the group's five members—-Lega-c, Ryda Blak, Cooley, TeeJay, and godlyMC—-spit with youthful dexterity." - Washington City Paper

"Cooley - Draft Day Remix"

"The Fly Rebel Society member drops solo bars over the Drake single." - DC Mumbo Sauce

"Northeast Interlude"

New @Cooley47Music "Northeast Interlude" is - DMV Followers


47 (2014) - Mixtape 
Paint (2016) - Mixtape
YLW (2018) - Album
YLW Deluxe (2019) - Album
Hallway (2019) - Mixatpe



Hailing from Northeast Washington D.C., The tenacious emcee/vocalist Cooley combines his life experiences and perception of the world in order to create quality music that reaches the listener past entertainment. Influenced by the likes of Method Man, Mos Def, and Biggie Smalls, Cooley tells stories with the intent to give perspective to listeners on different topics in order to provoke the listener to face their own lives head on.

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