Tweet: "Rip Chuck Brown"
Wale sends a virtual bless up to the godfather of go-go on the one-year anniversary of his death. His music paved the way for The Gifted rapper's success.
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In the early '70s, Chuck Brown and his famous band, The Soul Searchers, signed to Sussex. The heavy percussive and afro-Latin-influenced sound of Brown's music helped define a new funk sub-genre, Go-Go music, coming out of Washington, D.C.
Chuck Brown, affectionately dubbed the "Godfather of Go-Go" music, died from undisclosed causes on May 16. He was 75. (Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
The four are famous patrons of the Washington, D.C., restaurant.
The music man was a songwriter, guitarist and performer whose hit "Bustin' Loose" is the Washington Nationals baseball team celebration record.
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Celebrity painter pays homage to Chuck Brown.