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

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