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- Posted on Jan 9th 2012 1:12PM by Dan Reilly
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At the time, the group's MC Chiddy was unaware that the man he shared his stash with was a rock legend. "Before anyone told me that was Keith Richards, I didn't even know," he revealed in a recent interview with our hip-hop sister site The Boombox. "I was walking down the hallway smelling like reefer and he was like, 'Hey!'"
That random encounter led to a daily ritual among the Rolling Stones guitarist, Chiddy and his partner, producer Xaphoon Jones, during the two weeks they shared the studio. "Everyday he would peek his little British head in the door and he'd [Chiddy] be like, 'Wanna smoke something?'" Jones remembered.
Unfortunately, Chiddy and Jones didn't turn the smoke sessions into something musical. "We didn't get around to it this time, but if there was any hip-hop group that could use a weird Keith Richards sample, we think it would be us," Jones said. "When you are in music school and you're taking a legal class about not sampling, the Rolling Stones are given as the prime example."
Still, the time spent with Richards did lead to one memorable moment on Chiddy Bang's new record. "There's a line that Chiddy has where he says, 'I'm getting stoned while my brother rolls/So me and Keith will probably blow it down' ... Unless you listen to that line a couple times you won't get it. It's almost like we made this for us and we'll probably get it more than anyone else will."
'Breakfast' is due out Feb. 28. Check out the full Q&A with Chiddy Bang over at The Boombox.