Philly hip hop duo, Chiddy Bang, unleashed a new track in honor of it being Friday. The Hood Internet handled the production on “Friday (On My Way).” Look out for the HQ audio and official music video to Chiddy Bang’s new track “Friday (On My Way)” and stream the preview below.
Jack Beats linked up with Chiddy Bang and OV for a killer new track off of their upcoming EP. Chidera and OV rapped over Jack Beats electronic beat and a fresh vocal sample is repeated throughout. Jack Beats EP is due out on Sunday, check out their latest single “About to Get Fresh” below.
Under The Influence Tour at Nikon Jones Beach Review & Footage (Chiddy Bang, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller & Wiz Khalifa)
Last night the Under The Influence tour stopped at Nikon Jones Beach theater in New York. The lineup consisted of Chevy Woods, Schoolboy Q, Chiddy Bang, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa. Getting to the show, there was a ton of traffic so I didn’t make it to see Chevy Woods & Schoolboy Q. Right as I got to my seats, Chiddy Bang started up their set. The Philly duo came out with a lot of energy and interacted with the large crowd as much as possible. Xaphoon Jones was on the drums and Chidera was rapping as usual. Chiddy even freestyled after getting suggestions about what to rap about from the crowd. It’s not a surprise that Chiddy holds the world record for the longest freestyle. The crowd became more lively as Chiddy Bang performed their remix to Flux Pavilion’s dubstep track “I Can’t Stop.” The duo closed up what I would call a very solid set with “Opposite of Adults.” Watch Chiddy Bang performing “I Can’t Stop” below.
Next up was Compton native, Kendrick Lamar. K. Dot was one of the main attractions that got me to attend this show. Kendrick opened up with “F*ck your ethnicity” and then went into “Hol up.” I have to say that the crowd was real quiet during a majority of Kendrick’s performance, but then again most of the kids wanted to see Mac and Wiz and they were “under the influence” (pun intended). I might have been the only one rapping every word to all of his tracks, but I am definitely glad I was able to catch Kendrick. He rapped his last verse to “Hol up” with no instrumental and then went into his 2010 classic “P & P.” In attempt to liven the crowd, Kendrick Lamar said in between tracks “Y’all sitting down like you at church or something, this is under the influence.” More and more people got up while his set went on and by the end I heard a good amount of the crowd singing along to Kendrick’s new single “Swimming Pools (Drank).” The rapper even brought out Jay Rock to perform “Hood Gone Love It.” Not many people recognized Jay, but the crowd got hyped up at the beginning of the track. Overall, Kendrick’s performance was very impressive. Like Chiddy Bang, he attempted to interact with the crowd also, but his music definitely differs from other performers that were going up that night. Kendrick Lamar most likely left the venue with more fans than he arrived with, which shows that he delivered. Watch “ADHD”, “Hood Gone Love It” featuring Jay Rock, and “Swimming Pools (Drank)” below.
The second Kendrick Lamar closed up his set, a picture of Mac Miller went up on the video screen. That single picture caused the crowd to erupt. At that moment I realized how a majority of the crowd attended this show to see the young white rapper. Mac Miller’s stage production was something to remember. Since his set took place later in the night, the light show was in full use. I almost felt like I was at an EDM show with all of the lasers and smoke machines on the stage. Mac went through a lot of tracks off of his most recent mixtape Macadelic. Before dropping “Lucky Ass Bitch”, Mac mentioned how his Mom would say “That Lucky Ass Bitch is a banger Malcolm.” And a banger it is. The crowd reacted with a lot of energy to even his mixtape tracks. Mac Miller also went through songs off of Blue Slide Park like ”Of The Soul” and “Missed Calls.” He even dropped his most recent single produced by Pharrell “Onaroll”. Although that track seemed to get a mixed response on the interwebs, the crowd seemed to love it. Mac Miller definitely stepped up his stage presence and production from the last time I saw him at Best Buy Theater. It is amazing seeing how Mac progressed from performing in front of his first sold out NYC crowd at the Highline Ballroom a little more than a year ago to now performing to a sold out crowd at Nikon Jones Beach amphitheater. Watch my footage of Mac Miller performing “The Mourning After”, “Diamonds And Gold”, “Onaroll”, “Frick Park Market”, and lastly “Missed Calls.”
Last up was Wiz Khalifa. Wiz showed the crowd why he deserved that headlining spot and he did way better than I expected. I saw Wiz last summer since Big Sean was opening for him and I was pretty bored during that show. Khalifa seemed to do better with a larger crowd and navigated around the stage comfortably going through more slowed paced
smoking joints. I had to leave early since I had practice at 6am the next morning, but Wiz Khalifa kept the crowd alive during his set. J. Cole even showed up on stage and Wiz even revealed the album artwork to his upcoming project. Although I am not Wiz Khalifa’s biggest fan, I can say that he didn’t bore me as much this year. You can check out the footage I got to “Homicide” below.
Thank you Christian (follow him on twitter) for allowing me to use your iPhone to get all of the concert videos..They didn’t let me bring my camcorder in, but the iPhone videos turned out to be pretty clear.
On February 28th, Chiddy Bang are dropping their debut major label debut album, Breakfast. Soon after Chiddy and Xaphoon will also be dropping a mixtape entitled Grab A Plate that will feature tracks that didn’t make the album. ”Extra Well” is one of those songs and includes a verse from Chip Tha Ripper. Premiered on illRoots. Pre-order Breakfast on iTunes today here.
Download: Chiddy Bang feat. Chip Tha Ripper- “Extra Well”
February 21st is the date to remember. The rap duo will be dropping their major label debut album, Breakfast on the 21st and to push it they shot a video to a track that didn’t make Breakfast because of sample clearance. Xaphoon Jones and Yuri Beats produced this joint and Xaphoon also directed the visual. If “By Your Side” is a sign of what Breakfast is going to sound like, we are in for a treat. Pre-order Breakfast on iTunes.
Spotted on illRoots
Chiddy Bang delivers the music video for the second single off Breakfast, the upcoming album due out February 28th in the US.
2AM Club recruits Chidera from Chiddy Bang for the remix of ‘Every Evening’. Chidera’s verse fits perfectly on this laid back track. Chiddy’s upcoming album Breakfast will be in stores on February 28th.
Download: Every Evening (Remix).mp3
Spotted on DML
Xaphoon Jones and Chidera’s upcoming debut album has finally got a release date set for February 28th, 2012. The artwork above is the official album cover to Breakfast. 2012 should be a big year for the duo, they have everything going for them. Chiddy Bang has yet to deliver a bad project and is one of my favorite groups in the newschool. The Swelly Express, Air Swell, The Preview, and, Peanut Butter and Swelly are all worth checking out. Listen to Chiddy Bang’s single ‘Ray Charles’ below and make sure to buy it on iTunes.
Hit the jump to check the tracklist.