The Daily Jam

Today’s playlist includes something for everyone. We celebrate the return of Chiddy Bang to the release table with a new track “Same Old Thing”, produced by newfound collaborator Russ. The track brings the same playful, high level bars that we’re used to from Chiddy, reminding everyone that he’s still ready to contribute to a hip-hop scene that can use all the help it can get. Louis Futon did his part by lending a sweet chop up of Chance The Rapper’s Blessings, set to make everyone at the DJ set feel like it’s a Sunday sermon.

The dancefloor will burn for the release of a collaboration between bassline legends AC Slater and Tchami, who enlist Rome Fortune to join the track for a dance floor destroyer. Minnesota lends a perfectly new chilled original with big sweeping synths that wash over you before releasing you into atmospheric breaks.

For those looking for unabashed turnup, look no further than Boombox Cartel’s new remix of Hudson Mohawke. For those looking to turn it down a notch, check out Blanket Me by Hundred Waters, which quite literally feels like you’re being covered by a down comforter of sound during a winter blizzard.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Chiddy Bang - Been A While

“It’s been while since I’ve seen ya. It’s been a while since I’ve heard from ya. It’s been a while since I’ve checked back in. And I ain’t heard a word from ya.” These opening lines from the second single “Been A While” from Chiddy Bang frontman Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege’s return to the spotlight sum up what the Philly rappers most loyal fans have felt since the Billboard topping album “Breakfast”. After a near 4 year departure from releases, the phrase of the summer is about to be #ChiddyBack! Following the strong release of the debut single “Full Speed Ahead”, the followup is a much more laid back track that puts a lightly autotuned Chiddy at his best, wrapping lyrical loops around the listener.

As one who was personally influenced heavily by their indie/electronic-licked, care free, freestyle based hip-hop music, it’s been a rough go getting back into the music after such a long absence, capped off by a removal from Timeflies’ tour shortly after bandmate and producer Xaphoon Jones’s departure in 2013. With 2 strong releases under his belt in 2017, we couldn’t be more optimistic that it really is full speed ahead for this truly independent artist.

See the full post from Chiddy below:

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam