Since The In Crowd came out in May, Kidz In The Hall have been grinding out shows non-stop in order to spread their name to the world. Featured on the Rock The Bells tour this summer, and now on the road with Murs, the duo has effectively blurred the lines between mainstream and underground Hip Hop, resulting in a fresh sound that anyone can vibe to.
A testament to this style has been Naledge, the emcee of the duo. HipHopDX recently got a chance to catch up with Mr. Jabari Evans after a show in Seattle, where he discussed a few upcoming projects he has in store.
Though not giving up much information on his debut solo album, Naledge flaunted a production list that many emcees can only imagine having.
“My solo album is still in the process of being put together. I’ve been busy with shows, but I have some tracks in the works,” says Naledge. “I got beats from 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Double-O, Pete Rock and [two or three from] Just Blaze. Just Blaze has been my ‘yes man,’ okaying tracks for the album.”
For fans that can’t wait on his solo album material, The Chicago-bred emcee has plans to release a mixtape early next year that features the Midwest’s finest.
“I have a mixtape project coming out in January of ’09 called ‘The Chicago Picasso,’” adds Naledge. “I got everybody on it. I got GLC, Rhymefest, Mickey [Factz], Kid Sister, Kid Cudi and I’m talking to Kanye about being on it.”
In terms of the group’s next release, Naledge stated the third album will be out sometime next summer, after which Kidz In The Hall will once again be negotiating a new record deal with various labels, including their current home Duck Down Records.