Do you know of Chidera Anamage alias Chiddy Bang? Chiddy Bang is his stage name. He is currently a solo hip hop recording artist. He was in the pop-rap group consisting of Noah (Xaphoon Jones) Beresin and Chidera (Chiddy) Anamege. The duo was introduced through the former member of the band Zachary Sewall towards the end of 2008 during their study at Drexel Universsity in Philadelphia, PA.
The sound of the duo is based on the fusion of alternative and hip hop music, deriving the samples from various artists including Ellie Goulding. It was not until 2013 when Beresin focused on producing while Chiddy continued as a solo artist and hence their break up.
The rise of Chiddy Bang was in February 2009 when his five songs were showcased by the famous music blog Pretty Much Amazing. The group gained some following due to this and even released a mixtape dubbed 'The Swelly Express' while the Pretty Much Amazing blog continued to showcase their music.
Chiddy broke the Guiness World Record at the first-ever MTV O Music Awards for the longest Freestyle Rap in November 2009. Besides that, he also broke Longest Marathon Rapping record which was still held by M-Eighty. Chiddy rapped for 9 hours 18 minutes and 22 seconds! Another great achievement Chiddy made was when his hit song Opposite of Adults was featured in the game “Need for Speed Hot Pursuit”.
Chiddy Bang released a mini-mixtape on 8th April 2010 dubbed Air Swell as a follow up of the Swelly Express. In this mixtape, many other UK artist like Tine Tempah, Kate Nash and La Roux were featured in. The UK based EMI/Parlophone had been hearing about the group and they decided to sign to the duo and so the NUE Agency in April 2010.
On 22nd February 2012, Chiddy released a single album dubbed “Ray Charles” through iTunes and Walmart. This single is featured in the game Madden NFL 12 of the EA Sports.
Amazingly, Xaphoon Jones is to step back as an artist as announced on 18th June 2013 while Chiddy just released the mixtape “Baggage Claim” on 19th August 2013.