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Chiddy Bang

Chiddy Bang is a hip-hop duo comprised of “Chiddy” the rapper and Xaphoon Jones the producer.  They first came to my attention because of a freestyle that Chiddy did over the UK rapper Tinie Tempah’s song “Pass Out” instrumental.  Immediately I loved his flow and lyricism for creativity and its sheer originality.  Also it helped how articulate he was.  After picking up more of their material I was impressed with the collabs and the samples they used.  Passion Pit features on the song “Truth”, the always lovely Kate Nash’s (love her….) song “Skeleton” is sampled on the hard hitting “Breakfast”.  The list goes on, MGMT… Darwin Deez…Radiohead…Gorillaz… Sufjan Stevens… Not to mention I had a Xaphoon Jones remix on a Mansions on the Moon album that I loved.  Having been pretty burnt out on most of the Hip-hop I had been hearing, this was quite refreshing.  Bottom line, Chiddy Bang is on point with the genre I would consider Indie Hip-hop.  From lyrics to production to collabs, Chiddy Bang is doing it right.

For Fans of: Hoodie Allen, The Hood Internet, Childish Gambino

Pass Out

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ChiddyBang_816/PassOutchiddyBangFreestyle1.mp3]

Opposite of Adults

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ChiddyBang_816/01OppositeOfAdults.mp3]

Breakfast

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ChiddyBang_816/Breakfast.mp3]

Bad Day

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ChiddyBang_816/07BadBoyfeat.DarwinDeez.mp3]

Rebel

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ChiddyBang_816/ChiddyBang-Rebel.mp3]

Also Chiddy broke the world record for the world’s longest freestyle with a time of 9 hours, 18 minutes and 22 seconds.  It streamed live on MTV.com and was pretty sweet while I was tuned in.

clicka da gorilla

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