Breakfast (2012) Having smoked weed with Keith Richards, earned blog love from Kanye, and set a Guinness World Record for longest freestyle rap, this Philly duo arrives… 2012-02-28 Chiddy Bang Hip-Hop/Rap Virgin
Music Review

Breakfast (2012)

SOULFUL SWAGGER Already making waves in the hipster world, the Philly duo's Breakfast serves up one heaping helping of hip-hop originality
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SOULFUL SWAGGER Already making waves in the hipster world, the Philly duo's Breakfast serves up one heaping helping of hip-hop originality
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Feb 28, 2012; Lead Performance: Chiddy Bang; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Production: Virgin

Having smoked weed with Keith Richards, earned blog love from Kanye, and set a Guinness World Record for longest freestyle rap, this Philly duo arrives with so much hipster cred, it probably had to be imported from Japan. Luckily, the hype's deserved: From rapper Chidera ''Chiddy'' Anamege's witty-geek riffs on Ray Charles and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to DJ/producer Noah ''Xaphoon Jones'' Beresin's arsenal of what's that amazing indie-rock song? samples (Icona Pop! Walk the Moon! Other bands you'll want to Google!), they've made the most exciting debut of 2012 so far. Breakfast is such an original album, it's coined a new term for swag: Call it swelly. A

Originally posted Feb 22, 2012 Published in issue #1196 Mar 02, 2012 Order article reprints