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Chiddy Bang is an American alternative hip hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group consists of Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin.The duo met in late 2008 during their freshman year at Drexel University,in Noah's hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Their sound is based on the fusion of hip hop and alternative using uniq...
Chiddy Bang is an American alternative hip hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group consists of Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin.The duo met in late 2008 during their freshman year at Drexel University,in Noah's hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Their sound is based on the fusion of hip hop and alternative using unique sample choices from artists such as Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Passion Pit, MGMT, and Yelle.
In late February 2009, the popular music blog Pretty Much Amazing showcased five songs by Chiddy Bang that were on their Myspace account. Because of this, the group gained some following in the underground among music blogs and local colleges, playing a notably packed show at Swarthmore College in April 2009. Pretty Much Amazing continued to occasionally release new Chiddy Bang songs, and in November 2009 debuted the group's first free mixtape, entitled "The Swelly Express."
The Swelly Express
The Swelly Express is the debut mixtape from hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang. The mixtape quickly gained a music following from its online hit "Opposite of Adults" (which features a sample from MGMT's song "Kids"). The Swelly Express tells the story of Chiddy Bang's rise in the music business and their experiences with record labels, it was first released and promoted through the music blog Pretty Much Amazing. The mixtape was praised by fans for the production style, including samples from Passion Pit (Truth), Tinie Tempah (Pass Out), and Mary Poppins (Never). The songs "Truth", "Opposite of Adults", "Fresh Like Us", "All Things Go", and "Dream Chasin'" have been re-released for download via iTunes since the release of the mixtape.."
Sign to EMI/Parlophone
The UK-based EMI subsidiary Parlophone had heard about the group through their online following.According to president Miles Leonard, they had been listening to the song "Opposite of Adults" in the office all summer when A&R manager Ollie Slaney said: “As we keep on listening to this maybe we should do something with it.”In March 2010 the duo were signed to Parlaphone/EMI with plans to release a full length album in 2011.
Sign to NUE Agency
Chiddy Bang signed exclusively with Jesse Kirshbaum of NUE Agency April 29, 2010 for booking representation . That same year the band headlined their first tour, The Swelly Life Tour featuring Donnis and XV(rapper). The duo also opened up for Tinie Tempah on his UK Disc-overy tour . Chiddy Bang has toured extensively throughout colleges nationwide and hit numerous festivals such as
Breaking World Record for Longest Freestyle
On April 28th, 2011, Chiddy broke the world record for the longest freestyle, beating the previous record of 9 hours and 16 minutes. He finished the freestyle at a new record of 9 hours, 18 minutes, and 22 seconds, supported by looped beats played by Xaphoon. The record attempt was streamed live at MTV.com. On completion, the duo debuted their new single, "Manners", which was announced as the first single off of their upcoming debut album, Breakfast.