We hung out with Kidz in the Hall today at the famous J & R Music World downtown and talked about their new album. The In Crowd drops today, and the guys used the sales skills they learned playing used car salesmen in their video for “Driving Down the Block” to help move units.
Naledge and Double-O talked about how their academic background played a part in the conception of their album (the two met at UPenn). And, of course, they talked about their new tracks, whose lyrics range from politics to the art of hip-hop and the power of addiction. We’ll be bringing you news on their collabos with Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes and Estelle in the days to come.
I’ve seen these guys go from being an mtvU Freshmen Five artist to doing “My Block: Chicago.” Now they’re on “TRL”! But these guys never forget their roots, whether they’re talking early 90′s hip-hop or reminiscing about meeting Barack Obama in their friend’s living room back when he was running for State Senate in Illinois…