Kooley High / Bio

Kooley High is comprised of five former N.C. State University students, who met on the campus bricks by way of hip hop. What started out as a student-run hip hop organization, known as H2O, soon turned into a fresh factory of beats, rhymes, and life.

The North Carolina group is made up of two emcees, Charlie Smarts, Tab-One, and two producers, Foolery and The Sinopsis, and a deejay, DJ Ill Digitz.

“Kooley High combines traditional hip-hop and R&B with a modern freestyle that traverses effortlessly between not only genres, but also generations. The result is a three-dimensional concoction that envelops listeners in a sound that is as smooth as The Fugees and Common, as passionate as Mary J. Blige and as intelligent as Hieroglyphics.” -URB Magazine

This eclectic group of emcees, producers, and deejay have exploded out of the Raleigh underground scene with their latest release, “The Summer Sessions EP”. In which, they recruited Grammy Award-winning producer, 9th Wonder, for collaborations on tracks like “There You Go” and “Water”

Played shows at several colleges and Universities including:

North Carolina State University
Duke University
East Carolina University
Plymouth State University
Ithaca College
William & Mary University
among others...

Played shows at several colleges including:

J. Cole
Ghostface Killah
Pac Div
9th Wonder
Little Brother

General Info

Band Members
Charlie Smarts - Vocals, Tab-One - Vocals, Sinopsis - Producer, Foolery - Producer, DJ ill Digitz - DJ
Artist Name
Kooley High
Profile Page
Active Since
Hip Hop / Classic / Underground

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY

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