Video: Chiddy Bang – The Swelly Life (Episode 1)

This series of short webisodes follows Chiddy Bang on the road to the release of their debut album, The Swelly Life.

If you’re not into Chiddy Bang yet, your music library is seriously slacking. Right now there are few, if any, groups as original and innovative as these guys from Philadelphia. They’ve reworked songs from MGMT, Passion Pit, Hot Chip, La Roux and more into hip hop bangers as well as having dope material of their own.

I saw them live when they came to my Uni a few months ago. Chiddy is an amazing freestyler, asking for words from the audience then incorporating them into his rhymes, without a BlackBerry in sight. Xaphoon tears up the drums, showing he’s a musician as well as a master beat maker. Admittedly, my memory of the night is slightly hazy (blame it on the a-a-a-a-a alcohol), but I remember enough to know these are two guys who know how to put on a show.

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