Chucky Thompson, one of the producers for Bad Boy Records’ legendary production team “The Hitmen” has passed away reportedly due to COVID-19. On Monday Young Guru broke the news while paying homage to Thompson – who paved the way for his career.
A native of Washington DC, Thompson got his start playing for Chuck Brown’s legendary go-go band, The Soul Searchers, before joining “The Hitmen”. There, he worked with New Edition, Tevin Campbell, Mary J. Blige, Usher and TLC and more. He also produced hits including “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.”
Outside of music, Thompson also made a documentary about the Tuskegee Airmen that aired on the History Channel, and he was working on a film about his life and the Go-Go music scene in Washington D.C. titled Chucky Thompson Presents D.C. Go-Go.
Since the tragic news of passing became known, there has been an overwhelming number of tributes from friends, family, colleagues, and supporters all across social media. Condolences to Chucky Thompson and all of whom he inspired.
Source: Okla Jones, essence.com (2021)