Swelly Express -- Chiddy Bang Interview

Word of mouth works.

Just ask Chiddy Bang.

Emcee Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Producer Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin met through a mutual friend while attending Drexel University in West Philadelphia. The two began collaborating immediately, honing in on their unique, Hip Hop/Electro/Afro Beat soundscape. Lead single, MGMT sampled, “Opposite Of Adults” was the third song they created, setting off a string of house party performances around the college campus, generating a solid amount of word of mouth goodwill. The duo’s debut mixtape, The Swelly Express, spread rapidly through the blog circuit leading to their 2010 signing to EMI/Virgin Records, moving an impressive 100 thousand singles in the United Kingdom.

Now back stateside sporting co-signs from Kanye West and Black Thought, Chiddy Bang is poised to continue its word of mouth rise right across America.

In an interview with BrooklynBodega.com following Chiddy Bang’s performance at Highline Ballroom, Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege talks the duo’s UK success, their upcoming full length project to be released this summer, and the pros and cons achieving their artistic dreams.


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