Chiddy Bang is a Hip Hop duo comprising Chiddy Anamege and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin, who met at Philadelphia's Drexel University. This is the opening track from Chiddy Bang: The Preview, which was released in early October 2010. The EP stood as a placeholder until their debut album was released.
The song was co-produced and co-written by Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes. "It was surreal and crazy to grasp," said 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 s--t in a dorm."
Beresin added: "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 explained. "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."