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Chucky Thompson

 

Chucky Thompson is a legendary R&B/hip-hop producer born in Washington, D.C. Top producers and songwriters have the power to influence countless people with the gift of music. But few are able to change the direction of a genre single-handedly. That is the case with super producer and songwriter Chucky Thompson. One of the most underrated superstars in the music industry, Thompson has used his creativity to change the course of R&B and Hip-Hop music and in the process has catapulted the careers of today’s top artists. The GRAMMY Award nominated multi-platinum producer has been the driving force behind hit songs as the Notorious B.I.G. ("Big Poppa," "Dead Wrong," "A Story To Tell," "One More Chance"), Mary J Blige's ("Everyday it Rains"), Gina Thompson ("Things You Do Remix"), Total ("Can't You See," "No One Else") Jennifer Lopez ("Feeling so Good"), Raheem DeVaughn ("Woman"), Faith Evan's ("Mesmerized"), Shyne ("Bonnie and Shyne"), and that's just to name a few. Who would have thought a kid from the streets of the Nation’s Capital would have ended up with platinum and gold records and Billboard chart-toppers under his belt.

With R&B’s grooves pulling from melodies and Hip-Hop’s sound being more beat oriented, Thompson decided to merge the two and created his own unique style of production, something that hadn’t been heard on radio before. But it was when he heard Mary J. Blige’s “What’s The 411?” that he knew that she was the key to taking his skills as a producer to the next level. Sean Combs, known as "Puffy" at the time, was the executive producer of Mary's “What’s The 411?” and ultimately, Thompson connected with him.

 

He started sending "Puffy" his songs, which the upcoming hip-hop mogul loved. Through a million dollar management deal with Bad Boy Entertainment, Thompson wrote and produced for a number of artists and was ONLY contracted to do a track and a half for Mary’s next project. But as luck would have it, he ultimately produced all but two songs for Mary's critically acclaimed legendary release, "My Life". The GRAMMY-nominated project was the breakout album for Blige, selling 3 million units, and today still stands as a bible for Hip-Hop and R&B. Through his connection with Mary, he met Faith Evans, who began as a background singer for Blige. Thompson produced and wrote song tracks for her self titled debut, "Faith" including the mega-hits "You Used To Love Me" and “Soon As I Get Home”, which went platinum, as well as the Notorious’ B.I.G.’s ground-breaking, multi-platinum album, Ready To Die, which included the smash “Big Poppa”. He also produced and wrote for TLC’s highly lauded project Crazy Sexy Cool, which won a GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Album.

 

With a career that spans decades and includes accolades and million of albums sold, Chucky Thompson feels he’s just getting started. “All of those things bring me here,” says Chucky. “I have had success with artists on other labels, but one of the reasons that new partner and long time friend Daoud Baptiste and I are coming together to form this joint venture is to use our combined talents to create the environment that builds tomorrows stars,” says Thompson. The newly formed entity will be a record label with production, artist development, and management. His ultimate goal is to embark on ALL areas of production (Record, Film, Television).