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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

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

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