Kidz in the Hall

Kidz in the Hall (not to be confused with the Canadian comedy troupe) are hip-hop’s equivalent of the cool kids in the gifted class. The duo blurs lines and pushes boundaries in a knowing, wink-wink sort of way, which is why they get slapped with the “alternative” label. Comprised of MC Naledge and DJ/producer Double-O, the group dropped two critically acclaimed albums by 2008 before releasing Land of Make Believe in early March. Guests abound on the new disc, including Just Blaze performing producer duty and MC Lyte and Amanda Diva on vocals. The track “Traffic” nicely encapsulates what Kidz is all about. It has an almost epic sound and pulses with an addictive, chaotic blend of dance fever and hip-hop anthem.

Thu., April 1, 7 p.m., 2010

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