“She’s the leader of my fan club, so I show her damn love/ It don’t even matter if she with you, she’ll always show her man love”
Despite Chiddy Bang not mentioning Philadelphia by name, both the lyrics and new video to “By Your Side” sure seem dedicated to the City Of Brotherly Love. Comprised of footage most Philly fanatics will recognize immediately and derived from a lifelong bond to their hard-nosed hometown, the swelly duo has preemptively let go of this would-be addition to their upcoming debut album, due to those always pesky sample clearance issues. Although it’s a shame such an engaging concept song gets shafted over a minor vocal swipe, this might be one of the better deliveries we’ve seen of work from the cutting room floor. The visual is wholesome, funny and honest, just like the group themselves.
For more than just this appetizer, the rest of Breakfast will finally be served on February 28.