Label: Parlophone UK
Chiddy Bang is like a mix of Gym Class Heroes' heartfelt playfulness and Big Sean's new-money egoism. Rapper Chiddy likes rhyming about taking international flights and sleeping with exotic women, but he's not completely vacuous, and proves capable of writing songs with emotional resonance like "Does She Love Me?" Meanwhile, producer Xaphoon Jones has a knack for delightfully chirpy beats, from the pop-soul chorus of "Ray Charles" to the chipmunk-like squeals of "Mind Your Manners." Although Breakfast's song quality drops in its second half, Chiddy Bang's sunny optimism remains infectious.