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

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