Posted in dance | hiphop | music on May 16, 2012

by BBG

Chuck Brown

Pioneer of the musical artform known as go-go music, Chuck Brown passed on at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore today according to The Washington Post. The DC native was hospitalized due to pnuemonia contracted after an operation to remove a blood clot, and reportedly was been under hospital care since.

A saturday night in Washington DC wouldnt be the same if it wasn't for the omnipresent blast of go-go music heard over the airwaves and out of most of the cars in downtown DC. Thank Chuck Brown for that.

Like a DJ blending records, Mr. Brown used nonstop percussion to stitch songs together and keep the crowd on the dance floor, resulting in marathon performances that went deep into the night. Mr. Brown said the style got its name because "the music just goes and goes."

In addition to being go-go's principal architect, Mr. Brown remained the genre's most charismatic figure. On stage, his spirited call-and-response routines became a hallmark of the music, reinforcing a sense of community that allowed the scene to thrive. As go-go became a point of pride for black Washingtonians, Mr. Brown became one of the city's most recognizable figures. [-The Washington Post]

RIP Chuck Brown. Your legacy will live on in the music.

Check out some videos below.

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Chuck Brown - Bustin' Loose

CHUCK BROWN "FUNKY BEAT,HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN,2001" @ 930 CLUB

Chuck Brown at The Roots Jam Session 2011 Grammy Weekend

Chuck Brown Performs 'Wind Me Up!'

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Comments (15)

Really sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 5:52 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 6:33 PM

Chuck was one of the coolest dudes to ever walk the face of the Earth.

RIP my man.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 7:21 PM

I am just crushed by this news. Coolest guy ever! Got to fire up the Party Roll now. Condolences to all the cool go go fans down in D.C. If you never lived it, you'd never quite understand it...
It's GO GO TIME!!!

Posted by Smack | May 16, 2012 7:29 PM

FUCK FUCK !!!! man... RIP Godfather.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 7:30 PM

Crackhead.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 9:58 PM

I LOVE GO-GO

Posted by Me | May 16, 2012 11:10 PM

chuck baby don't give a ...
wind me up chuck

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 11:43 PM

Too bad it wasn't Chris Brown

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 3:37 AM

I am looking forward to another great article from you.

Posted by Beats By Dre | May 17, 2012 3:46 AM

holy shit another fuckin legend in music dead. this is gettin crazy. RIP to the coolest motherfucker.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 3:51 AM

RIP Chuck Brown

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 4:41 AM

Donna Summer just died, too. Sad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 12:27 PM

YES ,I LOVE GO-GO

Posted by dubi | May 21, 2012 5:07 AM

great men too young. r.i.p.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 7:13 PM

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