Philly duo Chiddy Bang blur the lines between hip-hop and indie rock, sampling MGMT and Sufjan Stevens while working with Pharrell, Q-Tip, and Darwin Deez.
The pair’s debut album is set to hit shelves next year, preceded by this week’s release of the appropriately titled The Preview EP. At eight tracks, it’s almost a full album in itself, and paired with the group’s much buzzed-about Swelly Express mixtape, offers plenty of bangers to hold fans off until the album appears.
Mixing rap with indie and dance hooks and laconic vocal melodies, MC Chiddy and DJ/producer Xaphoon Jones join a growing movement of young hip-hop stars ignoring genre divides, such as Kid Cudi, B.o.B., and Theophilus London.
Listen to the full Chiddy Bang EP in the player below.