“Nothing On We” – Chiddy Bang
This young duo is on it’s way to making history. Did you know Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege holds the world record for longest freestyle rap and longest marathon rap with 9 hours 18 minutes and 20 seconds? Write up justified.
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Chiddy Bang is an American pop-rap group consisting of Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin. The duo was introduced through former band member Zachary Sewall in late 2008 during their freshman year at Drexel University, in Noah’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Their sound is based on the fusion of hip hop and alternative using samples from artists such as Ellie Goulding, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Passion Pit, MGMT, and Yelle.
The band got it’s first break when the music blog Pretty Much Amazing showcased five songs by Chiddy Bang that were on their Myspace account. Because of this, the group gained some following in the underground among music blogs and local colleges. Pretty Much Amazing continued to occasionally release new Chiddy Bang songs, and in November 2009, debuted the group’s first free mixtape entitled “The Swelly Express.” They had an appearance in the hit video game NBA 2K12 with their song “Here We Go” featuring Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, and also made an appearance in Madden 12 with their song “Mind Your Manners” featuring Icona Pop.
Chiddy Bang initially planned a late summer release for their debut studio album Breakfast in 2011. This was later changed to November 2011 and again to the following year in February of 2012 when they opted to release a single from the album, “Ray Charles,” instead. The first single “Mind Your Manners” premiered on June 29, 2011 and features samples from Swedish pop band Icona Pop.
“Nothing On We” is a catchy, but unusual sounding song with a great message. Follow your dreams, and don’t let anyone get in your way. I like rap that makes me feel good about my future, and this song certainly does that. Enjoy!