Opposite Of Adults
Released On: Jun 01, 2010
Released By: Virgin Records / EMI Music
Opposite of Adults is the first EP from breakout electro inspired hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang released in the states through Virgin Records/EMI Music. Their first single, "Opposite of Adults," an infectious dance anthem that samples MGMT's breakout hit "Kids," is currently available at iTunes. Their forthcoming full-length debut album is due out in August 2010.
Originally released in the United Kingdom via Parlophone/EMI UK, the single "Opposite of Adults" quickly became a sensation, debuting at #11 on the UK charts and selling over 100,000 copies. The single earned the coveted Radio One "Record of the Week" tag, while Clash Magazine and Dazed Magazine both named Chiddy Bang as ones to watch.
The accompanying video for "Opposite of Adults" has proven to be a fan favorite right out the gate. Kanye West was one of the first to give an early co-sign to the group and post the video to his much-read blog. Directed by Ben Dickinson, the entertaining video has over 1 million views on YouTube alone. It also garnered the group attention from MTVU, where they were a Winning Freshman Video in the "Best Freshmen Video" series and MTV.com, who called them a "Buzzworthy Obsession."
Chiddy Bang have feel good jams like "Opposite of Adults," but find balance on the track "Sooner or Later" where Chiddy's lyrics touch upon some heavy subjects, like politics and conflict in Nigeria.
Other Videos by Chiddy Bang
"Brilliant." — NME
"Genre blending valedictorians of the Kanye West school of sampling" — Nylon
"Gem in the rough" — NY Times
"Chiddy Bang's Swelly Express....is one of 3 mixtapes you need to own" — Blackbook
"Opposite of Adults is sure to attract a crowd" — Billboard