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

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