R.I.P. Chuck Brown

Music pioneer Chuck Brown, died today in D.C. after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He was 75.

Although he was known as the “Godfather Of Go-Go”, Brown influenced and inspired countless acts out of the Washington D.C area. His sound hit a high note in 2002 when Nelly sampled his hit, “Bustin Loose” for “Hot In Herre”.

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  • kpamma

    REST IN PEACE. LEGEND.

  • http://@muggsymalonedc Muggsy Malone

    RIP Chuck Brown

  • From the Double O

    #salute

  • YOU CAN’T KILL ME

    WALE’S FATHER.

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

  • mac DIESEL

    WALE’S FATHER.

    ^

    ……HA!!!!

    …….BUT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, R.I.P. TO A LEGEND!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • http://youtube.com/eniyi04 Niyemortal

    RIP to a real Legend

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  • N0T0RI0USRAMB0.

    RIP

  • mac DIESEL’s Assistant ————-> http://www.macDIESELfanclub.com

    RIP CHUCK BROWN. HE WAS A REAL NIGGA !!!!

    AND RIP TO THAT LIME GREEN POKA DOTTED SHIRT HE WAS WEARING IN THAT PIC

    DONT YOU HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!!!

  • TYRELL

    damn much respect to RAP RADAR for acknowledging this #DCshit

  • JustMyOpinion

    Real spit, if you live in the Washington region you see the adoration the Washingtonians have for Chuck Brown. And to be quiet honest, being a New York City kid and coming to this area, I never understood it, but as I said, you see the love they have this guy and recognize the influence he’s had on Washingtonian.

    With any thing, music is music and I respect the culture of music, so its only right we respect Go-Go as we would if it was our favorite rap artist. And, we don’t have to put in quotation the word Go-Go because we wouldn’t quote the word rap.

    I look forward to tomorrow at work, where every native Washingtonian will be sharing their favorite Chuck Brown story.

    Don’t think he influenced rap music? Go check out “Paid in Full’ with Cam’ron and you’ll hear a Chuck Brown sample.

    Respect the legends.

  • hip hop is dead

    DMV lost 1

  • Jrockdontstop

    R.I.P. Chuck Brown

  • http://thisis50.com Ste

    R.I.P God Bless, Thoughts and Prayers Go Out To Him, His Family, His Friends
    and His Loved Ones.

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  • great ear

    WALE WASNT GOOD ENOUGH TO DO A TRACK WIT CHUCK… HELL BEST KEPT SECRET OR RICH HARRISON WONT EVEN DO A TRACK WITH THAT FLIP FLOPPIN ASS NIGGA… CHUCK WAS THE LEGEND OF ALL LEGENDS THAT HELPED ANYONE OUT!!!!! HE PUT ON AND HIS CITY LOVED HIM… WALE AINT HAVE SHIT TO DO WITH THE GOGO SCENE IN DC AND CHUCK WAS REALLY FROM DC NOT GAITHERSBURG

  • YOU CAN’T KILL ME

    great ear says:
    Thursday, May 17 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

    WALE WASNT GOOD ENOUGH TO DO A TRACK WIT CHUCK… HELL BEST KEPT SECRET OR RICH HARRISON WONT EVEN DO A TRACK WITH THAT FLIP FLOPPIN ASS NIGGA… CHUCK WAS THE LEGEND OF ALL LEGENDS THAT HELPED ANYONE OUT!!!!! HE PUT ON AND HIS CITY LOVED HIM… WALE AINT HAVE SHIT TO DO WITH THE GOGO SCENE IN DC AND CHUCK WAS REALLY FROM DC NOT GAITHERSBURG

    ^BUT BEST KEPT SECRET DID MANY TRACKS WITH HIM.

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

  • http://whydoihavetosignupforthis.wordpress.com ajefferson79

    You lames came on here to bash Wale on a RIP Chuck Brown page. Get a life.

    RIP CHUCK. We’re gonna miss you.

  • http://illstreetgrooves.com Ill Street

    Chuck is revered because he basically pioneered an entire genre, which drew from funk, jazz, gospel, r&b, latin and african rhythms — creating the cousin to hip hop, Go-Go music.

    Go-Go has had a tremendous influence on hip hop early on, from the breaks of “Bustin Loose”, to the breakout success of Trouble Funk (also another heavily sampled group, see “Pump Me Up” or even LL’s “Rock The Bells”), EU, Rare Essence and Junkyard Band (who released a 12″ on Def Jam). Ask Bambaataa, he loves Go-Go.

    Beyond the obvious genre innovation, Chuck Brown’s earlier 70’s work with the Soul Searchers produced monster cuts like “Blow Your Whistle”, which was a b-boy favorite, and “Ashley’s Roachclip”, the funk jam that hip hop DJs used to cut up and contained riffs and breaks that eventually showed up in cuts like “Paid In Full (Eric B & Rakim)”, “Run’s House”, “Jack The Ripper (LL)”, “Set Adrift …. (PM Dawn)”, “All Around The World (Lloyd)”, and countless joints WORLDWIDE.

    His impact on the world instills a sense of pride from the DC area similar to the impacts of Marvin Gaye and Duke Ellington, significantly because DC is often overlooked by the entertainment industry, especially in hip hop.

    Respect to the legend. RIP Chuck.

  • http://www.tagged.com/pienman pienman

    R.I.P. to the man!

    damn, he & donna…. shit our legends r dying!

    he will be missed….

  • http://THISISHARD.COM YEEAHHH!!

    I ran into him one time last summer.. The OG had had a swagger to him that only the OG’s had.. Respect.. And RIP to the God Father of GO GO..

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