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

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