Chiddy Bang returns from a long hiatus of new releases with the first preview of their upcoming mixtape, Baggage Claim. It's produced by Yuri Beat$ (and not Xaphoon), and the track instantly has an alternative vibe that an analytical Chiddy raps to. A very solid track that'll likely grow with more listens. Even though Chiddy Bang has been on a long break, I've been seeing some tweets recently that they'll be ready to go with new music and moves starting now. I expect to see more CB then sooner than later!
Last night, the Gowhere Hip Hop team was rolling deep at Reggie's Rock Club for the Chiddy Bang concert - literally, we had two cars full of people.
Anyway, we had our official second and might I say, interesting interview with Xaphoon Jones and Chiddy where we talked music among other things including their debut album, Breakfast and what featured artists we can expect to hear, their most memorable time in the studio, which was getting high with an artist that you would never think they would be able to do that with, their upcoming mixtape, Grab A Plate, and we even got a sneak preview! We closed off the discussion of Grab A Plate, and talked about why they always have food analogies. The reasoning behind it is deep and inspiring.
After talks about music - we went in-depth about a little bet they have going on with their manager and Xaphoon's "British Accent," as well as how they feel about being selected as artist of the month on ESPN - in which their song "Fourth Quarter" was used as the replay for Blake Griffin's monster dunk on Kendrick Perkins.
Special thanks to Reggie's, Ruben, Chiddy Bang and their management for allowing us to take part in this event - as well as Toni Brooks for the attire you seen in this interview.