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

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