One of these days I’ll get some footage of Chiddy Bang’s show up that I went to. Below the download is footage of Chiddy freestyling for Kibber Films.
“It was surreal and crazy to grasp,” says Chiddy of working with Pharrell. “Even when he walked in the studio, we were in a little bit of shock. It’s crazy to put ourselves in that context. No matter how much we accomplish, in our psyche, we’re still like kids that were making shit in a dorm.”
Adds Beresin: “He has an incredible energy, one of the most respected people who I grew up listening to. No one else really brings the raw swagger that he does.”
Part of the hook finds Chiddy chanting the word “swelly” over and over again, and it’s a term the MC coined as a high schooler. “I made that word to replace the word ’swag,’” he explains. “The word ’swag’ is corny—everybody says they got swag. I was like, ‘Yo, I got swell.’ That transformed into ’swelly,’ meaning all things fresh, all things dope.”