Issue #113 – Digital Cover

Published on August 7th, 2018 | by Jerry Doby


Who Is the Exciting Young Newcomer Can Cool?

Can Cool (Photo: Artist Submitted)

Back-story: Can Cool, was born Derrick Bledsoe, in the southern “scenic city” of Chattanooga, TN. This young phenom began rapping at 6 years old releasing his first single, “Meet Me On the Playground” at the same age, which became a local anthem for the area kids. Known at that time as “Lil Derrick,” his metamorphosis into “Can Cool” should come as no surprise. Time and time again, the multi-faceted talent has proven not only his remarkable skills as a rapper, singer, dancer, producer, songwriter and actor, but his charismatic personality will herald him both commercial and transatlantic success.

A consummate professional, Can Cool has worked diligently over the years to perfect every aspect of his career. He has logged more hours in the studio than in the park. Rocking every show and having won or made the cut for every audition or contest he’s entered. With the encouragement and support of his father, the intellectually sharp teenager is currently being home schooled due to his in-demand performance schedule.

Can Cool, with his boy-next-door good looks, has won the hearts of his female audience while the guys envy his impressive footwork and lyrical prowess. He recently released his 1st single “We Lit” rapidly expanding his fan-base and is also working on his EP.

Influenced by TI, the brilliant whiz kid is constantly recording new music like his new HIT SINGLE “Finna Go Crazy” released to Urban Radio this past july with great support and feedback.

Exhibiting a star’s work ethic, Can Cool knows rehearsing is all in an effort to creatively influence the world one day soon.

We got the exciting young entertainer to weigh in on a few things as an introduction!

From the outside looking in, who is Can Cool the artist?

I be flipping flavor you can’t put me in a box, I can go universal and I’m cool wit it ya dig.

What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?

It’s always been a passion for me since I was born …that’s all that I grew up around and I just so happened to fall in love with it.

What do you want people get from your music?

I want people to get what I go through and I what I think about everyday, just be able to relate to me.

Ain’t nun like seein it in person 🤤🤩❄️

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What’s the most exciting thing to you right now about your current project?

The most exiting thing is my EP Flippin Flava which is dropping soon…let’s just say it’s the new wave.

For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you as an artist?

I have a song called “Stopping” it’s on the EP and I would use “Finna Go Crazy” as one too because I real deal be goin crazy!

Tell us a bit about your passions OUTSIDE of music, is there anything you are really stuck on?

I’m really into customizing shoes.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” aka WTF?! moment

When they kicked me out of school because of too many girls was showin me love. And one time at summer camp I had pulled a fire alarm and they took me to juvenile and it made the news.

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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