Okay, so there’s rap/rock, funk/rap, indie rockers who ironically cover rap tunes, electrorap, pop-rap (which universally sucks), and now there’s Chiddy Bang. This rap crew has been getting growing exposure (even on MTV) because their beats are as intelligent as their lyrics. It’s party rap that’s not stupid, demeaning, or demoralizing, withe beats relying on hooks (and extended samples) from songs by Ellie Goulding, Kate Nash, Gorillaz, La Roux and more.
And if you haven’t heard this Philly duo’s earlier project, Swelly Express, you should cop that too. It’s got Passion Pit and Black Thought from The Roots on it.
Have a taste of Breakfast with Kate Nash
And here‘s The Swelly Express.