|Kidz in the Hall|
|Origin||Chicago/New Jersey, United States|
|Genre(s)||Alternative hip hop, Afro-beat, Zouk|
|Years active||2006 – present|
|Label(s)||Duck Down Records|
|Associated acts||Masta Ace, Camp Lo, Black Milk|
Kidz in the Hall is a rap duo formed in 2000 who specialize in a brand of hip hop sometimes referred to as "hipster rap"
Naledge and Double-0 met in 2000 during a talent show at the University of Pennsylvania. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a genre that is defined in greatly varying ways Afrobeat is a combination of Yoruba music, Jazz, Highlife, and Funk Rhythms fused with percussion and Vocal Zouk is a style of rhythmic Music originating from the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Duck Down Records is a hip hop Record label, famous as the home of Hip Hop collective Boot Camp Clik. Masta Ace (born Duval Clear on December 4, 1966) is a Rapper from Brooklyn, New York. Camp Lo is an American hip hop duo formed in 1995, which hails from The Bronx, New York. Curtis Cross, better known as Black Milk, is a Hip hop producer and MC from Detroit Michigan. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. . They began recording songs, making demos, and performing at local shows. That eventually led to Double-0 and Naledge forming a partnership that spawned Kidz In The Hall. Double-0 eventually made a solid connection with industry heavyweight Just Blaze. Justin Smith (born in Paterson New Jersey on January 14, 1978) better known as Just Blaze, is an American Hip hop music Blaze quickly aligned himself with the project and committed to overseeing "School Was My Hustle", as well as executive producing Naledge's solo project, saying “Kidz In The Hall are a breath of fresh air in this tired rap world we're living in right now. ” After business meetings and continued musical growth, Naledge and Double-0, signed a group deal with Rawkus Records, and released their debut album School Was My Hustle in 2006. School Was My Hustle is the first studio album from Kidz in the Hall, a Chicago hip hop duo
Kidz In The Hall are looking to become one of hip-hop's most admired acts, destined to leave a legacy of artistic brilliance. Double-0 the DJ and Naledge the MC are reviving a format established as the set standard in early-'90s hip-hop, and with their debut release, "School Was My Hustle". In November of 2007, Kidz in the Hall were officially signed to Duck Down Records, an independent label started by founding members of the Boot Camp Clik. Double-0 added, "I think that this deal is an excellent opportunity to spread our wings. Duck Down Records has proven that they can successfully promote independent acts on a major scale and their enthusiasm in our music let's us know that they are 100% behind making the Kidz In The Hall movement successful. "
The duo's most recent album, "The In Crowd", was released in May of 2008, and features the lead single titled "Drivin' Down the Block," which samples Masta Ace's song "Born to Roll" for the hook and contains an interpolation of Outkast's "Elevators (Me & You)" on the bridge. Masta Ace (born Duval Clear on December 4, 1966) is a Rapper from Brooklyn, New York. Outkast (typeset as OutKast) is a Grammy Award -winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point Georgia, a city Many other tracks on the album also use samples and interpolations of early 1990's hip hop, including their song "Snob Hop" featuring Camp Lo which uses a remake of the hook from Black Sheep's hit song "Flava Of the Month" as a main element of its chorus. However, Kidz in the Hall's style is not simply about reusing old material. As Double-0 says, "What we’re doing is not so much incorporating the tracks, but more of the feeling – the feel that you heard when you heard Tribe, De La, Pharcyde, OutKast. Essentially what we tried to do is bring that back to this game. I’m not trying to make crazy tracks that sound exactly like Pete Rock, all I want to do is be what they were for our generation, and we can evolve to be that for this generation. "