The Chicarones “Straight Outta Noggin”

The Chicharones, composed of Sleep of Oldominion and Josh Martinez, have kept fans, tour action, sales, and respect during a 3 year group hiatus, between solo releases. Since releasing their last album When Pigs Fly (Camobear Records 2006), they have toured the world ten times over, collaborated with the who’s who of underground pop, released solo albums and become international celebrities. Back together, after a messy break up, the bromance is on and popping and at long last, the great Chicharones have returned!

Following the rich tradition of mixing hip hop balls with the shiny pretty ones we hang on trees this time of year (think Run D.M.C.’s “Christmas in Hollis,” Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin’,” and Bad Lucc’s “My Little Mama Trippin’ on Xmas”), holiday debauchery has never sounded more badass! Keeping with the spirit of thrift and a punk rock DIY ethos that Camobear artists have come to be known for, the entire song, from beat to lyrics and mixing, was done in less than 24 hours. The video was shot the very next day. With a shoe-string budget and on the fly production (costumes were bought from Goodwill, tags still attached), you can only imagine the amount of eggnogg that must have been consumed to pull off such an endeavor.

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