The Preview (EP)

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The Preview
Chiddy Bang Preview.jpg
EP by Chiddy Bang
Released

October 1, 2010 (AUS)
October 11, 2010 (UK)

October 12, 2010 (US)
Genre Hip hop, indietronica
Label VRA
Chiddy Bang chronology
Air Swell (A Mini-Mixtape)
(2010)
The Preview
(2010)
Peanut Butter And Swelly
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[2]
Lost in the Sound (positive)[3]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[4]
RapReviews (5.5/10)[5]

The Preview is the second extended play by American hip hop duo Chiddy Bang. It was released in early October 2010 and did very well in sales, ranking at #2 in iTunes sales for the hip-hop/rap category.[6] It also debuted at #76 on the Billboard 200 with 6,000 copies sold in the first week released.[7]

Alongside positive sales figures, The Preview received generally positive reviews from both critics and fans alike, with some dubbing Chiddy Bang as "Philadelphia's Next Big Thing".

Singles[edit]

  • "Opposite of Adults" was released on 21 February 2010 as the lead single from the EP and samples "Kids" by MGMT. It became a top 10 hit in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand; and became a top 20 hit in Belgium and the UK, as well as a top 40 hit in Switzerland. It was also featured on EA Games Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
  • "Truth" is the second single from the EP, released via digital download on 17 May 2010, and samples "Better Things" by Passion Pit. Truth only managed to chart in the United Kingdom, however missed out on the top 40, only managing to peak at 50. However it became a top 20 hit on the UK R&B Chart.
  • "The Good Life" is the third single from the EP, released via digital download 8 October 2010. This song was featured in a Taco Bell commercial in 2011.
  • "Old Ways" was featured on the soundtrack of the EA Sports Fight Night Champion video game in 2011 and samples "My Old Ways" by Dr. Dog.
  • "Here We Go" was featured on the soundtrack for the 2k Sports video game NBA 2K12. It was also featured in The Sims 3: Late Night, recorded in Simlish.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Good Life" (co-produced and co-written by Pharrell) -- 2:56
  2. "Truth"—2:53
  3. "Opposite of Adults"—3:13
  4. "Here We Go" (featuring Q-Tip) -- 3:21
  5. "All Things Go"—3:09
  6. "Nothing on We"—3:28
  7. "Bad Day" (featuring Darwin Deez & Theodore Grams) -- 3:23
  8. "Old Ways"—2:31
  9. "Neighborhood" (featuring Killer Mike) (iTunes bonus track)

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
Position
US Billboard 200[8] 76
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[8] 17
US Top Rap Albums[8] 11
UK Albums Chart[9] 168
UK R&B Chart[10] 16

Personnel[edit]

Main vocals
Guest Vocals
Technicians and musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review: Tha Preview. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-12-25.
  2. ^ "Review: Chiddy Bang - The Preview". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Review: Chiddy Bang - The Preview". Lost In The Sound. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  4. ^ "Chiddy Bang - The Preview". musicOMH. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  5. ^ "Chiddy Bang - The Preview". RapReviews. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  6. ^ "Coming Soon: The Preview". Lost In The Sound. 2010-09-03. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  7. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2010-10-20). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/17/2010 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  8. ^ a b c "The Preview - Chiddy Bang". Billboard.com. 2010-10-30. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  9. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100 - 10th March 2012 | The UK Charts | Top 40 | Official Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  10. ^ "R&B Albums Top 40 - 10th March 2012". Official Charts. Retrieved 2012-03-05.