So, what’s the new Chiddy Bang single about? Well, ‘Ray Charles’ is about wearing sunglasses and feeling like Ray Charles – fairly simple premise. ‘Ray Charles’ is the kind of feel-good, retro, blues-aping hip-hop tune that reminds one of when it was acceptable for Rakim to rap about how a “plate of fish” was his “favourite dish”. MC Chiddy walks the line of taste, claiming “I’m feeling like Ray Charles/I got my shades on/Don’t know where they are”. However, this track seems to have its heart in the right place, riding an upbeat and memorable gospel hook. ‘Ray Charles’ is a fun, unsophisticated hip-hop tune.
‘Ray Charles’ is released February 26th