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Kidz in the Hall

In the mid-2000s, alternative hip-hop duo Kidz in the Hall became the new face for the revamped Rawkus Records, the underground rap powerhouse responsible for introducing groundbreaking acts like Mos Def and Talib Kweli before its operations were temporarily closed in 2004. Naledge's intelligence, imagery, and lyricism combined with the progressive and often jazz-inflected sounds of DJ/producer Double O easily recall the early-'90s aesthetic of hip-hop groups such as Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Gang Starr, and Souls of Mischief. A native of Chicago, Naledge (born Jabari Evans) was always the creative and lyrical type of guy, writing poetry and short stories since he was 13, but the New Jersey-bred Double O (born Michael Aguilar) had always been a techie, first DJing in the ninth grade and then composing beats in college. They first met each other at their alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. After witnessing Naledge's rhyme skills at a talent show during his recruiter's visit, impressed audience members pointed him toward the talented DJ. Over the years, the two Ivy Leaguers worked together and became good friends. Once Naledge graduated, he again hooked up with Double O, who had relocated to Los Angeles as an engineer for Sony Studios, and the two decided to unite professionally as Kidz in the Hall. Naledge was already signed as a solo act to the reborn Rawkus and simply brought the Kidz in the Hall duo over to the label. The amount of (mostly Internet) press coverage greatly increased after prolific producer Just Blaze, a fellow techie, friend, and mentor of Double O, co-signed the group's efforts. Naledge and Double O heavily promoted themselves through the Internet and released several mixtapes to build up anticipation for their favorably received Rawkus debut, School Was My Hustle, in October 2006. Their 2008 effort The In Crowd found them moving to the Duck Down label, working with producer Black Milk, and making an impact with their “Drivin' Down the Block” single. Land of Make Believe followed in 2010 with more club tracks and some electro-influenced sounds. ~ Cyril Cordor
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Top Songs by
Kidz in the Hall

  1.   Song
  2.   Break It Down
  3.   Will II Win
  4.   Wheelz Fall Off ('06 Til)
  5.   Don't Stop
  6.   The Pledge ft. Sean Price & Buckshot
  7.   Wassup Jo'
  8.   I Am
  9.   L_O_V_E
  10.   Ms. Juanita
  11.   Understandin'
  12.   Love Hangover
  13.   The Pledge featuring Buckshot
  14.   Star featuring One Chance
  15.   The In Crowd ft. Tim William
  16.   Move on Up by Mike Payne
  17.   Drivin' Down The Block (Low End Theory) ft. Masta Ace
  18.   The Blackout ft. DJ GI Joe
  19.   Snob Hop by Camp Lo
  20.   Middle of the Map Pt 1 ft. Fooch
  21.   Go Ill
  22.   Real Life
  23.   Life I Know
  24.   All Night Long
  25.   Middle of the Map, Pt. 2 featuring Black Milk
  26.   Inner Me
  27.   Ritalin
  28.   Won't Remember Tonight featuring AntonGenius
  29.   Let Your Hair Down featuring Lil Eddie
  30.   Hustler's Intro
  31.   Day by Day
  32.   Bonus: Drivin Down The Block (Low End Theory) remix ft. Pusha T of The Clipse, Bun B and The Cool Kids
  33.   Middle of the Map Pt 2 ft. Black Milk and Guilty Simpson
  34.   Let Your Hair Down ft. Skyzoo and Lil Eddie
  35.   Mr. Alladatsh*t ft. Donnis & Chip The Ripper
  36.   Lucifer's Joyride ft. Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes
  37.   Paper Trail ft. Phonte of Little Brother
  38.   She's Smokin
  39.   Pour It Up featuring Bun B
  40.   That Good by Esthero
  41.   Occasion
  42.   Friends
  43.   Everyday
  44.   A Little Bit
  45.   Rise & Shine
  46.   Do It All Again (I Am)
  47.   Running
  48.   Simple Life
  49.   Fresh Academy
  50.   Take Over The World
  51.   Jukebox
  52.   Traffic
  53.   Flickin
  54.   Middle of the Map, Pt. 1 by Fooch
  55.   Love Hangover
  56.   Mr. Alladatsh*t featuring Chip tha Riper
  57.   Paper Trail by Phonte
  58.   Black Out by DJ GI Joe
  59.   Hypocrite
  60.   Dumb*sS Tales
  61.   Drivin' Down the Block (Low End Theory) by Masta Ace
  62.   We Gone
  63.   We At It Again
  64.   Doin' My Thing
  65.   Drivin' Down the Block featuring Bun B
  66.   Cruise Control
  67.   Snob Hop ft. Camp Lo
  68.   Intro
  69.   Out To Lunch
  70.   The in Crowd by Tim William
  71.   Crash Dummy by Killa Kyleon
  72.   Lucifers Joyride by Travis "Schleprok" McCoy
  73.   Love Hangover ft. Estelle
  74.   Going For It
  75.   Blade Brown
  76.   Player of the Century by Freddie Gibbs
  77.   Bougie Girls (feat. Russoul)
  78.   Make It Up Tonight by Suliamn
  79.   Walk on Air

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