Famous mixtapes ( “The Swelly Express”, featuring samples by Passion Pit, Yelle and Belle & Sebastian), promising contracts (with Regal / Parlophone), first official singles (their radio hit “Opposite Of Adults” and their most recent “Truth”) and… what about the album? We will have to wait a bit more for the next logical step in this chain of events. Although “The Swelly Life” was expected for release this autumn, the record label of this Philadelphia college rappers has just confirmed Chiddy Bang’s debut album won’t be out until early next year. In the meantime, Chiddy & Xaph are planning on releasing an 8-song mini-album called “The Preview” in October. About “The Preview” they say: “The main purpose of this release is to give our fans some new music whilst we finish recording our debut album, ‘Swelly Life’. It's called ‘The Preview’ because it gives listeners a glimpse of what's to come on ‘Swelly Life’.”
The full EP tracklist is yet to be announced. So far we know some of the tracks included are the MGMT-sampling “Opposite Of Adults”, the Passion Pit-sampling “Truth” and the Sufjan Steven-sampling “All Things Go”, along with new tracks like “The Good Life” (produced with Pharrell) and “Here We Go”, described as “ fierce dance-floor friendly dubstep” and featuring hip hop legend Q-Tip.