Chiddy Bang, "Opposite of Adults"
Chiddy Bang's first single, "Opposite of Adults," cleverly reworks a sample of MGMT's "Kids" to suit the Philadelphia duo's jolting brand of hip-hop. The song sets rapper Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege's steady rhymes to producer Xaphoon Jones' staccato beat, turning the slower-paced "Kids" into a high-speed banger that should please hip-hop and alternative fans alike. The lyrics appeal to a young hipster set, as Anamege references the Will Ferrell flick "Anchorman" ("I play a Ron Burgundy/I anchor on the track") and fellow college-friendly rapper Asher Roth ("Can I please get a little bit of knowledge?/Somebody tell Roth that I don't love college") over familiar synths. It remains to be seen whether Chiddy Bang can sound this commercial without an immediately recognizable sample, but in the meantime, "Opposite of Adults" is sure to attract a crowd. --Gabriella Landman