2 years ago I forecasted big things for Philly duo Chiddy Bang. For avid bloggers and music fiends, Chiddy Bang is a household name or better yet -a dorm room or frat house name. Collectively, other than the Guinness World Record freestyle and the new taco bell commercial, Chiddy Bang has been relatively low key. Their latest mixtape PB & Swelly was a disjointed compilation of songs; mediocre samples from Producer Xaphoon and rather basic lyricism from the wordsmith Chiddy made it difficult to listen to. All this wouldn’t really matter if Chiddy Bang had dropped an album already. Mixtapes are the come up right now but to break the college-student demographic you gotta release a real album.
The Swelly Express is still one of my favorite tapes. This is one of several gems.