The music community is currently mourning the tragic loss of legendary Bad Boy records producer and Hitmen production team member Chucky Thompson following reports he’s has passed away due to complications from COVID-19!
The heartbreaking news was announced on Monday by Young Guru as he paid homage to Chucky’s impactful legacy in music.
With a long-standing career spanning over thirty years, Chucky has worked with iconic artists such as New Edition, Tevin Campbell, Mary J. Blige, Usher and TLC and more.
According to Essence he’s also produced hits such as “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack’s “Flava in Ya Ear,” Faith Evans’ “Soon As I Get Home,” and Nas’ “One Mic.”
Chucky has also produced a documentary about the Tuskegee Airmen that aired exclusively on History Channel.
Last month he spoke with Grammy.com about a documentary surround his life and career.
“We’re working on my documentary, Chucky Thompson Presents D.C. Go-Go. It’s not the go-go music story; it’s my story with go-go music,” says Chucky.
“A lot of people don’t understand the music. They don’t even know what it takes to make a go-go record. I got a segment based on the music, another based on the movement where it’s been deemed the official music of the city, that process, and how it got there. That’s very important for our city.”
He continued,“ Last part is the mainstay: what happens in the city versus mainstream. I just want to put the flag down for my city and let them know we’re about to expose some things.”