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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under The Bridge” Gets Hip Hop Reinvention From Chino XL & Rama Duke

By March 6, 2017 No Comments

As published on The PRP — Chino XL and Rama Duke have reinvented the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Under The Bridge” with a hip hop bent. The original track appeared on the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ 1992 7x platinum selling album, “Blood Sugar Sex Magik“. The original single for it also went platinum in the U.S. back in 2009. A portion of the proceeds from this new take on the track will be donated to the California-based Action Family Foundation, which works with youth and their families to resolve issues related to drugs, alcohol, sex and gangs. Duke said of the song:

“I was a pretty angry child who moved all over the place, always wearing headphones and listening to music that came out raw where the singer wasn’t afraid to say what they felt. I understand the struggle and I think that is part of everything I sing.”

XL offered:

“My history is similar, so for me, the song is about overcoming a less than perfect childhood, and the struggles of youth. So I relate to a message about survival, of never bowing down as you work to overcome whatever the darkness brings.”