Chitlin & D.U.D.E. Just “LET IT GO” and Drop Stunning Debut Single

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Lancia Media Factory Releases “LET IT GO” – the Debut Single from Hip Hop Duo Chitlin & D.U.D.E.

Chitlin and D.U.D.E.

Featuring the sultry vocals of Aaryale, and the outstanding lyricism of Chitlin, LET IT GO is a rally cry to just shed the daily skin and have fun.

Tuesday, March 15th saw the release of Lancia Media Factory recording artists Chitlin & D.U.D.E.’s new single “LET IT GO” which is available from iTunes and lanciamedia.com. Featuring the sultry vocals of Aaryale, and the outstanding lyricism of Chitlin, LET IT GO is a rally cry to just shed the daily skin and have fun. In addition to the digital-only single, Chitlin & D.U.D.E. are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming new album, “WELCOME HOME” which is slated to drop later this year.

Multi-instrumentalists, versatile, and fiercely independent, Chitlin and D.U.D.E (aka Ralph Taylor and Randy Walker) nimbly stretch the boundaries of the genre, blending live instrumentation with unadulterated vocals for a fresh, potent sound. Samples and digital beats take a backseat to keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, sax, and whatever else the pair can get their hands on. And they never let convention cramp their style. “I don’t think we fit perfectly in any genre,” states Chitlin. “What you hear is us—we are the definition of our music.”

Likewise, music has defined much of their lives. As members of the same musical family from Norwalk, CT (they’re nephew and uncle), the pair grew up surrounded by tunes. “My mother’s house was the hub of all events,” D.U.D.E. recalls, “and if someone in the room wasn’t playing music, they were listening to a recording.” In 2010, nephew and uncle held their first jam session, and everything suddenly fell into place. “When we’re in the room together, it’s magical,” rhapsodizes Chitlin. To date, they’ve composed over 40 tracks, ranging from the rhythmic and danceable to the slow and mellow. “What you hear is a reflection of how we were feeling at the time,” reveals Chitlin. Driven by this spontaneity, the duo cruises past clichés to capture the vibrancy of the moment in their songs.

And while they make some seriously good music, these guys don’t take themselves too seriously. Chitlin’s lyrics delve into personal highs and lows and illuminate life’s darker sides, but he imparts his street wisdom with a sly sense of mischief. His strategy: “I use humor to talk about real topics and to bridge the gap between myself and my audience.

Champions of authenticity, Chitlin and D.U.D.E. happily swim against the tide in today’s sea of gangsta-rappers-in-training —An approach that has made them a crowd favorite when performing with the likes of Special Ed and DJ Jazzy Joyce.

Lancia Media Factory is a CT-based media content company formed in 2010 that specializes in new recordings and important reissues.

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