Arts Society & Culture

Chiddy Bang to headline UGA homecoming concert

Athens, Ga. – The University Union Student Programming Board at the University of Georgia will present the 2011 homecoming concert Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. on Legion Field. The concert will feature hip-hop duos Chiddy Bang and The Cool Kids and New York rapper Hoodie Allen.

Chiddy Bang consists of Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin. The duo from Philadelphia, Pa., formed when they met in 2008 at Drexel University, where they released “The Swelly Express.” From that album, Chiddy Bang introduced its first commercial single “Opposite of Adults.” In 2010, the group topped singles charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Belgium.

The Cool Kids will be an added feature to the concert. Based out of Chicago, Ill., and Detroit, Mich., the group consists of members Antoine “Sir Michael Rocks” Reed and Evan “Chuck Inglish” Ingersoll. The two met in 2005 on MySpace when Reed found a beat produced by Ingersoll. In January 2008, they signed with Chocolate Industries and released “The Bake Sale EP.” In July 2011, the duo released “When Fish Ride Bicycles” and is currently working on follow-up album “Shark Week.”

Born in New York City as Steve Markowitz, Allen began rapping as a child for friends at house parties. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and began balancing a life of working for Google during the day with performing concerts at night. Allen released his first two albums “Bagels & Beats” and “Making Waves,” for which he received an mtvU Best Award in 2009. In 2010, his single “You Are Not a Robot” hit No. 1 on the Hype Machine. In July 2011, Allen released his third album and began headlining a major tour across North America.

Admission to the homecoming concert is free for students with a valid UGACard and $10 for non-students in advance ($20 the day of show). For more information, call 706/542-6396 or see http://www.uga.edu/union/homecoming/index.html.

The University Union Student Programming Board is a registered student organization within the UGA Division of Student Affairs.