Listen to “Ray Charles” here
“Ray Charles” is serving as the most outstanding, chart-worthy track from three year old, Philadelphia hip-hop duo, Chiddy Bang. The sample-heavy song off their upcoming debut album, Breakfast follows their hugely popular Radiohead sample of “Reckoner”–an indie distinction that won comparisons to Kid Cudi.
The twosome, consisted of college buddies, Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin, seem to have elevated their raw quality to a catchy level of fused rap and Afrobeat-laden pop. This may be just the impetus they have been needing to jump-start their popularity, and gain career traction. Enjoy, and watch for their album release February 28, 2012!