Chicago Network Connected (or rather CNC) have been making some noise with their current single “Touch the Sky”, getting significant spins on Power 92 and WGCI (if you’re still into terrestrial radio) – throw Mick Luter on the track and it’s FSD certified.
The Smoking Section just posted a solid interview with Kidz In The Hall this afternoon. Naledge and Double-O discuss their influences, plans for the future and the independent game. It’s definitely a good read and worth checking out when you have a chance. I particularly enjoyed the portion where Naledge discussed his rhyming influences:
TSS: Sounds like everybody, a little bit from everywhere.
Naledge: Yeah, yeah I listened to pretty much everybody cause I was in the middle but if I had to really pinpoint one person it would probably be Common. Listening to the Resurrection album is what really made me want to start rapping.
TSS: Being from Ohio, I know exactly what you mean. You get a little bit of everything, you’re not affiliated with any coast so pretty much anything & everything is fair game.
Naledge: A lot of my likes didn’t necessarily influence my style.
TSS: I feel that because you always have to make your own identity, but you have people you look up too.
Naledge: I loved Bone when they first came out; I love Twista, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die but it didn’t necessarily influence my style. I grew up listening to all of their music.
Head over to TSS to check out the full piece. Big shouts to Gotty over there as well.Andrew Barber 0
If you don’t like The In Crowd, Naledge doesn’t give a flying fuck. Bottom line.
By the way, The In Crowd is in stores now and it’s super official if you haven’t already taken my word for it. Also, if you’re in NYC tonight don’t miss the album release party at SOB’s.
Naledge – “Nez Rio Freestyle”Andrew Barber 0