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FSD Feature: Geniuses Need Love Too: An Appreciation of Kidz in the Hall


Words by Alec Siegel (@bigasiegs)

When the subject of the most influential Chicago hip-hop artists of the ‘90s and ‘00s is brought up, I can guarantee mention of the usual suspects: Kanye West, Common, Twista, Lupe Fiasco, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die, etc. But when is the last time you heard someone mention Kidz in the Hall?

When I first heard Kidz in the Hall, I thought they were another hip-hop act that was stuck in the genre’s Golden Era, recreating a sound they were hardly old enough to appreciate. To be fair, my first taste of them was “Wheelz Fall Off (‘06 Til),” a track with an instrumental based around the ubiquitous horn sample from Souls of Mischief’s seminal classic “‘93 ‘til Infinity.” How could you blame me?

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Kidz In The Hall f/ Yonas Michael – Tonight


After previewing some new music last night on, Kidz In The Hall return with the latest single from their forthcoming Wishful Drinking EP. Naledge and Double-0 get some assistance from Yonas Michael formerly of U-N-I for this record, entitled “Tonight”.

If you’ve been keeping track, this joint is second new offering from the Kidz (“No Doz” dropped last week) and they’re definitely 2-0 right now. The EP hits iTunes April 2nd, so be sure to keep an ear out for that.

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