Ray Charles

Album: Breakfast (2012)
Charted: 13

Songfacts®:

  • 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[AM], 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."

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