Many R&B greats have called the Windy City of Chicago home and on his DJBooth debut feature Nigerian-born singer Ben Official is a welcomed addition to that growing soul movement. For Direct Descendant the crooner recruits fellow Chicagoans Mathien, who handles vocals and co-production, and Freestyle Series Alumni R.O.E. While two soul singers featured on one song can sometimes get a little tricky, both our DJBooth newcomer and Mathien seem to mesh together in perfect unison. Mathien‘s aforementioned work behind-the-boards, along with Authentik Made, provide Direct Descendant with its bluesy yet modern feel. Lastly, emcee R.O.E. adds a bit of welcomed edginess to the song with a swift, but fitting guest verse. If Ben Official’s soulful jam has the singer on you radar then circle August 28, the date when his new album Circa 87 is released.
Written by Danielle H. on 07/26/12
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