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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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Kidz in the Hall

Top Songs by
Kidz in the Hall

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

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