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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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Kidz in the Hall

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

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