Kidz In The Hall Are Releasing A New Album. Here’s The 1st Video.

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Bubbling up as a summery ode to Naledge’s home-town, Chicago, “Dear Eastside” marks the welcome return of the Pop-retro Hip-Hop duo, Kidz In The Hall.

Kidz in the Hall signed with Rawkus Records in 2006, releasing the cult-lauded School Was My Hustle on the label. Since their Rawkus tenure, Naledge and Double 0 released several albums via Duck Down. The most recent EP 2013’s Wishful Drinking came out on March Records.

MC Naledge has certainly been keeping busy. Forming a company (Brainiac Society) that aims to help artists get their work heard, completing an advanced degree, and working in the South Side of Chicago doing community service where he grew up. “Dear Eastside” with its cruisy, chilled-out visual, all sunny blue skies and champagne, name-checks the South Side and East Side, while the lyrics offer a wry take on the women Naledge has known and the “homies” who have passed.

The track possesses a sweet sound and feel that’s likely to please the fans familiar with Kidz In The Hall’s earlier releases. Like those, it taps into a revival towards smooth atmospheres, as epitomized by Souls of Mischief (who the duo paid homage to with 2006’s “Wheelz Fall Of (06 Til)”), The Pharcyde and Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth.

“Dear Eastside” (which premiered at Fake Shore Drive) comes from Kidz’ next record, Free Nights and Weekends due December 8.