Chiddy Bang have been making a big name for themselves in the past year and whilst their full-length debut isn’t expected until 2011 (no doubt so they can fit on the BBC Sound of 2011 list), a special mini-album called The Preview will be hitting the streets in October.
Their profile is so huge now that they have been able to work with super-producer Pharrell Williams on some new material, The Good Life is one of their end products.
“It was surreal and crazy to grasp,” says Chiddy of working with Pharrell. “Even when he walked in the studio, we were in a little bit of shock. It’s crazy to put ourselves in that context. No matter how much we accomplish, in our psyche, we’re still like kids that were making shit in a dorm.”
Xaphoon: “He has an incredible energy, one of the most respected people who I grew up listening to. No one else really brings the raw swagger that he does.”
If you are still wondering why Chiddy Bang keep mentioning the word ‘Swelly’, Chidera will explain what it means for you:
“I made that word to replace the word ‘swag,'” he explains. “The word ‘swag’ is cornyâ€”everybody says they got swag. I was like, ‘Yo, I got swell.’ That transformed into ‘swelly,’ meaning all things fresh, all things dope.”
And there you have it! Enjoy the album cut below:
Chiddy Bang – The Good Life