MTV’s first digital awards show, the O Music Awards, is underway. To kick off the festivities, one half of Philly rap duo Chiddy Bang, Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege, will attempt to secure the Guinness World Records title for “Longest Freestyle Rap” in conjunction with the online broadcast. The current record is for nine hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds and is held by a rapper named M-Eighty out of Indianapolis.
Chiddy has never timed himself while rapping, but he remains confident. “I just gotta get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast,” he said. “The rest should just be history. We’re just gonna try to make it and break it at the same time.”
Xaphoon Jones, the group’s other member and producer, will provide the beats for his partner to rhyme to. “We’re just gonna basically have, like, two hours worth of instrumentals that my boy Xaph made,” said Chiddy, who will then put that custom-made playlist on a continuous loop.
The rapper also hopes to get an assist from his fans via Twitter, who can send the MC topics to rhyme about using the hashtag .
“I will need the help from the fans, anybody that supports me on Twitter, or just supports the group in general, send some topics in,” Chiddy said. “As the freestyle is going on, people can be able to send topics through. That will definitely help a great deal as long as there is a steady stream of things to draw from.”
The inaugural O Music Awards will stream live from Las Vegas tonight at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT Thursday on OMusicAwards.com. Tune in to see who will reign supreme in categories like Most Viral Dance, Funniest Music Short and NSFW Music Video!