The Hazing


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KIDS release their first full length, original album, three years after their debut Mixtape 'Summer School'. The crew integrates newest member Munro into the mix, while reconvening after much time dedicated to the larger group 33KIDS and solo projects. Inspired by the launch of their youth initiative 'KIDS for Kids' in December of 2012, KIDS hit the lab and created 'Did It For The Kids (Pt. 1)' which became the catalyst and opening track for 'The Hazing'.

'The Hazing' is an artistic interpretation of the trials, dilemmas and insights experienced by artists in the early stages of their career. From the battle of emcees and egos, to the struggle of discipline against indulgence, to the potential moral and philosophic impasses facing artists within the music business. As the majority of the material was created and inspired during KIDS touring experiences in 2013, KIDS invite you to ride along with them as they step into the music industry for a trial by fire. How far can you go? Will you make it through The Hazing?


released August 24, 2014

1- Did It For The Kids (Part 1) (ft. Lucid The Artist)
(J. Mejia, K. Smoler, J. Strouhal, L. Gaillard)
Recorded at Promised Land Studios by Déjà
Intro: Keys by Emily Ross

2- Monkey Bars (ft. K-Rec)
(J. Strouhal, J. Mejia, R. Munro, K. Smoler, K. Stephany)
Recorded at 4am Styles Studio by KIDS

3- These KIDS (ft. Evan Michael)
(J. Strouhal, E. Burnstick, R. Munro, J. Mejia, K. Smoler)
Recorded at 4am Styles Studio by KIDS

4- Writer's Block (ft. Saint Kris)
(K. Smoler, J. Mejia, K. St. Clair, R. Munro)
Recorded at 4am Styles Studio by KIDS

5- Ghoolah (ft. Kasseb)
(R. Munro, B. Askari, J. Strouhal)
Recorded at 4am Styles Studio by KIDS
Interlude: Keys by Emily Ross

6- Confessional Song (ft. Unknown Mizery)
(S. Deb, K. Smoler, R. Munro, J. Strouhal, J. Mejia)
Recorded at Babylon Warchild Studios by Kelvin

7- Pick You Up (ft. Nikki Saint & Nevamynd)
(J. Strouhal, N. St. Clair, F. Sorel)
Recorded at 4am Styles Studio by KIDS

8- Science Class (ft. Kalki Visnuyasa, Ali Dahesh)
(R. Munro, J. Mejia, A. Iorga, A. Daheshi, J. Strouhal)
Recorded at 4am Styles Studio by KIDS

9- Did It For The Kids (Part 2) (ft. Kia Kadiri)
(J. Mejia, K. Smoler, J. Strouhal, K. Kadiri)
Recorded at 4am Styles Studio by KIDS
Outro: Keys & additional vocals by Emily Ross
Bass, guitar, & additional vocals by Selina Heyligers-Hare

All beats by Kelvin
All tracks mixed by Kelvin @ 4am Styles Studio
All tracks mastered by Jamie Kuse @ Creativ Music Studios



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