Chiddy and Xaphoon of Chiddy Bang are gearing up for big and mighty things to come their way. The Philadelphia hip pop trio bursted on the scene with "The Opposite of Adults" that includes a sample MGMT's "Kids," which has spread like wildfire across Twitter, Facebook and blogs over the last few months.
The group's fresh attitude and great chemistry invokes memories of some of the great and colorful hip hop duos of the past. In fact, in many ways, Chiddy Bang does their part invigorating the hip hop genre in an exciting new direction by infusion it with flaming dance beats, catchy pop melodies and alt-rock riffs while emphasizing spitfire lyricism throughout their music. Their fan base demonstrates the unique diversity of their music. Their biggest fans range from Williamsburg hipsters to Emory freshmen to Philadelphia "hood" kids.
In September, the group will release their full-length debut album "The Swelly Life" that includes high-profile collaborations with Q-Tip and Pharrell Williams who co-produced the disc's title track.
In my video interview, Chiddy (the lyricist - left) and Xaphoon (the beatmeister - right) talk candidly about their rise to fame in both the U.S. and Europe. They also comment on their musical style and moving from their self-directed grassroots operations to working with a large record label to help promote their music.
Make sure to scroll to the 13:00 minute mark to hear their take on Lady Gaga and what you can wake them up for in the middle of the night for. (Great chat guys! Thank you!)