Legendary Producer Chucky Thompson Has Died

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Legendary hip-hop and R&B hitmaker Chucky Thompson has passed away. Young Guru, a mentee of Thompson’s broke the news Monday (August 9), offering a tribute for the Bad Boy Entertainment production czar. 

“There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain,” Guru captioned a photo of him next to Thompson on Instagram. “I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever. You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around,” he said. 

“You treated me like family from day one,” he added. “You made a point to the labels that I had to fly to New York with you on every session.” 

“This one hurst so bad,” he continued in the post.

Thompson was a native of Washington, D.C. and started his music career playing for the iconic Chuck Brown, under the go-go band, The Soul Searchers.

From there Thompson joined the “Hitmen” a team of in-house producers at Bad Boy Entertainment where he helped create some of the labels’ most lauded works like Mary J. Blige’s My Life, and The Notorious B.I.G. 's “Big Poppa,” Craig Mack’s “Flava in Ya Ear,” “Can’t You See” by Total and Faith Evans’ ballad “Soon As I Get Home,” and so much more.  

Thompson was a production legend and was reportedly working with Shaina Twain and in the middle of a documentary about his life at the time of his passing.

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