Hip Hop Duo Chiddy Bang : “Hooked Up” Contest
FEEDING AMERICA BREAKFAST FOOD DRIVE WINNER DONATES OVER 5,000 LBS OF FOOD FOR ILLINOIS FOOD BANK
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM BREAKFAST AVAILABLE NOW; OVER ONE MILLION SONGS SOLD TO DATE
“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.” – Entertainment Weekly
“[Breakfast] brims with infectious beats and witty rhymes” – USA Today
(NEW YORK, NY – May 10, 2012) – Chiddy Bang has partnered with Converse and Champs Sports on their new “Hooked Up” contest. Fans can enter to inspire Chiddy Bang’s next track by visiting the Champs Facebook application and selecting words to create a customized phrase. If chosen, the grand prize winner will be flown to NYC to watch Chiddy Bang record the exclusive track at Converse Rubber Tracks. The final track will be available for free download via the Champs Facebook page in July.
“Hooked Up” is in support of the Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star Padded Collar shoe and apparel available exclusively at Champs locations nationwide this summer. For rules and to enter the contest visit: champsandconverse.com/hookedup
Back in February, Chiddy Bang also partnered with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, to launch a Breakfast Food Drive with college fans from 15 markets across the United States. Over 20 student-run organizations (fraternities, sororities, and student clubs) participated in the Breakfast Food Drive which took place over a ten-day span.
The competition was won by the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Sigma Phi Epsilon donated over 5,000 pounds of breakfast food items. The donations were received at both the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. Chiddy Bang recently had the chance to stop by to hang with both the frat and the team at Eastern Illinois Food Bank. (See photo with Eastern Illinois Food Bank staff and members of Sigma Phi Epsilon).
Chiddy Bang also just released the video for duo’s new single “Mind Your Manners” which has received over 1 million views in just over 1 week. [http://tinyurl.com/czuofw3] The video, directed by Tim Nackashi, whose credits include Maroon 5, OK Go, Death Cab For Cutie and Theophilus London, features Chiddy Bang in a warehouse with various characters from all walks of life enjoying the jovial track that expresses individuality. Combined on YouTube the song has well over 5 million views.
Chiddy Bang, comprised of rapper Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and producer Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin, released their lauded full-length debut album BREAKFAST (Virgin Records) this past February. With television performances on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, TBS’s Conan and strong reviews in print, the highly anticipated album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and #5 on the Billboard Current Albums. Chiddy Bang also claimed the top spot on the iTunes Hip Hop Chart, peaking at #1, as well as the iTunes Top Album Chart where it reached the #2 position. Building off the strength of their ever-growing digital community, as well as extensive touring, Chiddy Bang has officially sold over 1 million singles in their short career.
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