The accolades and rewards just keep building for Naledge and Double-O as their Eric B & Rakim-influenced banger “The Blackout” was selected by EA Sports for a spot on the soundtrack for the 20th Anniversary Edition of the highest selling video game franchise of all time – Madden NFL 2009.
This year the Madden team “considered 4000+ songs before deciding on the final 26 tracks” – making this an even more impressive feat than in previous years…
… The track chosen was none other than “The Blackout” from Kidz latest album “The In Crowd”, and truly demonstrates the rapid-fire lyricism of MC Naledge and masterful bass heavy beats of DJ Double O. This is probably why Steve Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing for Electronic Arts, said “we believe that this time next year, Kidz In The Hall will be true Hip-Hop superstars.”
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So I’ve been chopping it up with Mike Treese (of Mass Hysteria) lately, and badgering him to send me some of the goodies from his classic Chicago Hip Hop stash (it’s heavy), and he just sent me this rare freestyle he *taped* (what you know about that?) from Kevin Beachum’s WNUR radio show back in 1994. I believe this freestyle later appeared in track form on Twista’s 1994 indie release, Resurrection (more on that album coming soon), but I’m unsure of the exact track. More rarities to come…
Big thanks to Mike for blowing the dust off this gem.
Twista – WNUR Freestyle from ‘94Andrew Barber 0