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Episode 44: Chiddy Bang (ACL 2011)

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Episode 44: Chiddy Bang (ACL 2011)

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During this week’s podcast, Daniel chatted with Xaphoon Jones of alternative hip hop duo Chiddy Bang. Originating from good old Philly, Chiddy Bang features Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin. The duo was in our own backyard just last year as they jammed at ACL Fest.

Chiddy Bang’s unique fusion of hip hop and alternative has made them popular with diverse audiences. During the interview, Xaphoon reiterated the duo’s cross appeal. “We wear a lot of different hats; we can open for a lot of different people.” The duo was even surprised that the hip hop guys liked them so much.

Daniel and Xaphoon also discussed how the single, “Upset of Adults” grew organically and that Kanye West happens to be Xaphoon and Chiddy’s common ground musically. Also, listen to find out why fans in the UK are especially raucous during shows.

Their debut studio album, Breakfast dropped this February and includes the singles “Ray Charles” and “Mind Your Manners.”