MTV PUSH Artist Of The Week: Chiddy Bang

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What, exactly, is Chiddy Bang? Chiddy Bang sounds like a high-impact sound, a street movement and a sudden sensation. All those things are true. But specifically, Chiddy Bang is Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah Beresin, aka Xaphoon Jones. They’re hip-hop heads, indie-rock experts, sample savvy, instrumentalists and lyricists, and they’re about to become very very big.

Chiddy Bang went from a college campus–Chidera and Noah met at Drexel University–to must-know band among the music blog set (not to mention Kanye West, who blogged about them), which latched on to their early tracks and The Swelly Express mixtape–to mainstage must-sees at Glastonbury and Lollapalooza and guest spots on Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg’s live shows. And if it hasn’t already, Chiddy Bang’s new album, The Preview, and their upcoming The Swelly Life full-length, is about to take up permanent residence on your iPod. And we guarantee it won’t sound anything like anything you’ve already got on it.

Watch Chiddy Bang’s exclusive four-song “Live At MTV” performance at MTV, don’t miss Chiddy Bang’s videos and photos, and check out exclusive Chiddy Bang interviews after the jump.




+ Watch more Chiddy Bang interviews and behind-the-scenes videos after the jump.