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Kidz in the Hall
School Was My Hustle

In the urban high school that is hip-hop, there are uberintellectual nerds (backpackers), truant thugs (trappers turned “I’m-not-a-rapper” rappers), assorted mean girls (the bitchy female MCs of the moment) and, of course, the popular kids who just get along with everyone. Incoming freshmen Kidz in the Hall make an attempt at joining the “in crowd” with their debut, School Was My Hustle. Made up of producer DJ Double-O and Chicago MC Naledge, Kidz are a throwback to the days when beatmaker/rapper combos like Gang Starr were common and rap was less polarized. “Yo, I rock for the thugs/Rock for the hipsters/Rock ...

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