Chiddy Bang is an alternative hip-hop duo comprising Noah Beresin, better known as Xaphoon Jones (DJ/ producer) and Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege (vocals). The first official single off their debut studio album, Breakfast is a soulful, playful track, which features a gospel choir and bluesy piano . It was released to radio on Jan 9, 2012.
You've probably surmised from the song title that soul legend Ray Charles was an inspiration for this number. However Chiddy's brother, Cheeseburger Don, also had a bearing on the naming of this song. The pair explained to The Boombox:
Chiddy: "Basically it was a late night studio session. We were all smoking a little bit. [Xaphoon] actually wasn't there, he had come earlier. At the end of the night [Cheeseburger Don] had these shades on."
Xaphoon: "Basically how this worked was, Chiddy was writing. Cheeseburger had the shades on smoking, he's smoking or whatever and because it's so late and it's 5 [a.m.], he just kinda passes out."
Chiddy: "I just looked at him like, "You're on your Ray Charles right now." It was on a whole other level. And then I went into the booth and laid the song down."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.