Philadelphia-based rap group Chiddy Bang are geared up and ready to go for MTV’s first annual O Music Awards on Thursday. Not only will the group’s MC Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for “Longest Freestyle Rap” during the online broadcast, but he and his bandmate Xaphoon Jones will also be releasing their new mixtape, Peanut Butter and Swelly, online for free at the same time.
“What I’m excited to do at the [O Music Awards] besides performing is that we’re gonna use it as a platform to launch some new music,” Chiddy told MTV News. “We haven’t released music collectively, for a collective project, in a very long time. And so we just thought, what is the highest level that we can sort of reach for and have that coincide with releasing new music? Well, the highest level is trying to break a world record. Why not bring out a new mixtape when we break the world record?”
In order to break the record, Chiddy will have to rap continuously for more than nine hours to break the record currently held by Indianapolis rapper M-Eighty.
Chiddy Bang aren’t the only ones dropping heat this week. Queens rapper N.O.R.E. released his N.O.R.E.aster EP on Sunday. The project features production from the Neptunes, Cool and Dre and Scram Jones and is anchored by the lead single “N.O.R.E. Shot Somebody.”
Noreaga’s tape also features audio snippets from last week’s interview on New York’s Power 105.1, during which the Queens rapper expressed his displeasure with Prodigy and his book, “My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy.”
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