Fresh out of Philly, Chiddy Bang is comprised of Chiddy (emcee) and Xaphoon Jones (DJ/producer) who combine elements of Indie and Electronica with some quality lyricism. Sometimes using samples from artists like Sufjan Stevens, Passion Pit and even Mary Poppins for inspiration, Xaphoon completely turns the tracks into something of his own. While Chiddy's lyrics touch upon some heavy topics from socioeconomics to conflict in Nigeria ("Sooner Or Later"), they find balance in feel good jams like the playful "Fresh Like Us", whose beat is sampled from French pop artist Yelle, or the triumphant "The Opposite of Adults (Kids)", whose beats is sampled from MGMT. All in all, Chiddy Bang's end product is a highly accessible blend of Hip-Hop, Indie, and Electronic genres that is changing the way we think about "Rap".
Here are some tracks that showcase Xaphoon's eclectic sampling palette, as well as Chiddy's natural flow.