Joey Cool is a rapper from Missouri who spent his early days perfecting his style around Kansas City clubs and underground circles. Fiercely independent, Cool releases his own mixtapes and has developed a confident, free-flowing style. Eventually, his non-stop hustle led to connections with Tech N9ne and his Strange Music label. Multiple Strange Music artists collaborated with Joey before he was offered a deal with the label and they delivered his self-titled full-length in the summer of 2018.
Joey Cool was born and raised in Kansas City, he spent years rising to prominence in his local circles, releasing music and booking shows independently as he developed his style. Beginning in the early 2000s, Cool began approaching hip hop more seriously, looking to both classic influences and local inspirations alike to inform his swaggering, hyper-confident delivery. As time went on his flow took a more syncopated, multisyllabic "chopper" style, taking cues from masters of the style like Tech N9ne.
He's worked both solo and with group 3 the Hard Way, issuing multiple volumes of his own music as well as collaborating with other rappers. Standout releases and appearances in this early phase included his self-released 2014 mixtape Magnum Opus and cameos on tracks by Mac Lethal and JL B Hood. Years of strong, steady output eventually drew the attention of bigger name rappers.
Even before signing, Joey grabbed the attention of Strange Music emcees, boasting collaborations with Ces Cru (who featured Joey on their 2015 EP Recession Proof), Tech N9ne and JL. In fact, JL and Joey already have an electric chemistry you can see and hear (on the standout track “Catch A Wave” from JL’s album DIBKIS). Cool released the Swank Sauce mixtape in 2017 to keep fans sated until the release of his proper debut. That debut came in the form of a self-titled 2018 album. The ambitious full-length was released in May of that year and featured cameos from Adrian Truth, Tech N9ne, Ubiquitous, Info Gates, and many more.
Joey Cool’s debut independent album Magnum Opus has been the best received so far. It is obvious that a lot of work was put into this album and the sound quality is great. Joey Cool was able to display his true potential as an artist while also showing us all how to live that swanky life. In the Fall of 2019, Joey began touring in cities throughout the Midwest and West Coast hitting places like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago.
Joey Cool has over 8k followers and 4k followers on Facebook and Twitter respectively. He has 34.5k followers on Instagram where he usually posts feeds ranging from pictures of activities to clips of freestyles and performances. Joey Cool also has a YouTube channel with 5.06k subscribers and 732.5k views.