A music video to accompany the release of "Ray Charles" was first released onto YouTube on January 5, 2012. The music video features the duo watching videos on VEVO, including one that features the duo dressed up like Ray Charles, performing with woman as well. Briefly, "Pass Out" and "So What Cha Want", by Tinie Tempah and the Beastie Boys, respectively, can be heard. After one and week of being on the site the official video had been viewed just over 3.8 million times.
Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:
It's easy to see how they've come to appreciate the late star as their soul homage not only fully embodies his sound, but also highlights how popular it remains today. Over a vintage piano riff and bouncy jazz section they rap a tribute to the legend that falls somewhere between profound and dangerously tongue-in-cheek ("You're too blind to see it"), but the result nonetheless sounds genuinely heartfelt.