Iconic music producer Chucky Thompson unexpectedly passed over the weekend reportedly due to Covid complications. The epic creator and well-known affiliate to Bad Boy Records production team “The Hitmen”, Thompson’s undisputed proficiency for hit makers was hands down undeniable.
The D.C. native who recently appeared on Mary J. Blige’s documentary “My Life” was the musical genius behind many of the Queen’s masterpieces along with other countless prominent artists in the R&B and Hip-Hop industry.
Diddy, Faith Evans, The Notorious BIG, Nas, TLC, Jennifer Lopez, New Edition, Busta Rhymes and, Usher are just a few names the grand prolific artisan created works of art for that continue to cultivate their longevity.
His publicist Tamar Juda said in a statement on Twitter, “To anyone in his orbit, you know how generous he was with his energy, creativity and love. Both the music industry and the world has lost a titan”.
Endless VIP’s were in disbelief taking to social media with outpouring tributes of the producer extraordinaire, “Damn! I just spoke to this man last month! We were discussing our plans to work together again. Chucky and I was and will always be a musical match made in heaven” said Mary J. Blige via her Instagram.
“He knew everything I was feeling personally and when we worked on the “My Life” and “Mary” albums, he was an angel sent to help me weather my storm. Now my brother and my friend returned to where all angels and beautiful people like him come from. RIP to one of the best who’s ever done it. This is soooo sad. Too many people leaving too soon”.
The legendary Mc Lyte echoed sentiments, “We just spoke!! I was coming to see you in Burbank. You told me you’d be here til October. This has gone terribly wrong. I am floored”. With the recent passing’s of Hip-Hop greats Biz Markie, DMX and Black Rob, this was one was truly unforeseen.
Chucky’s love for Go-Go music was the foundation of his craft, landing him his start-up gig with the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown’s band “The Soul Searchers” playing congas. The multi instrumentalist then followed his destined path with Bad Boy Records sharing his gifts and solidifying his legacy.
Though his passion for music ran limitless genres, the connection bridged his calling for Rap and R&B. “I come from Hip-Hop, but I’m definitely Rock and Roll underneath” he stated. Actively on the cusp of upcoming projects at just 53, Chucky Thompson left an unfinished yet remarkable influence in the world of music.