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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

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Top Songs by
Kidz in the Hall

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

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