Celebrity friends, colleagues and mentees of Chucky Thompson paid tribute to the legendary producer online after news of his death. Thompson’s death was confirmed to VIBE on Monday (August 9th) by his publicist Tamar Juda. The Washington, DC native was best known for his work as one of Diddy’s hitmen on the Bad Boy label, orchestrating hip-hop and R&B classics with Mary J. Blige, Usher, Faith Evans, TLC, Busta Rhymes, and others .
“Everyone around them knows how generous they have been with their energy, creativity and love. Both the music industry and the world have lost a titan, ”the statement said.
An instant burst of shock, sadness, and worship spread across social media as fans and the music industry remembered the power of Thompson. The young guru was one of the first to speak out publicly about his mentor’s death.
“There’s nothing I can write that takes this pain away,” Guru wrote in the caption of a photo he and Thompson posted on Instagram. “I have to tell my mentor RIP, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever. You were the nicest person the world has ever seen. You were the most talented musician I have ever known. You treated me like family from day one. You pointed out to the labels that I had to fly to New York with you for every session. You put me in rooms with Biggie. I’ll be in your debt forever and I’ll be your little brother forever. This one hurts so much that I can’t even explain it. RIP @ chucklife365 there will never be you again !!!! [five broken heart emojis]”
R&B singer Tank also shared an Instagram post for Thompson honoring his craft. “I studied this man and finally I was blessed to work with this man! A hometown hero and legend for anyone who really does! ”He shared. “I thank God for your time here and pray that you have an impact on the universe.”
Nineties R&B singer Big Bub also shared an Instagram tribute for the producer, writing in his caption: “We made history together. You were an anointed producer. ”He continued,“ We talked almost every other day. My brother from ‘DC’. Your contribution to the music industry will live forever. LEBEWELL KING CHUCKI THOMPSON. ”He also shared a video expressing his grief.
Grammy-winning producer and DJ Kid Capri wrote, “Man, I got a call a few days ago saying that myself, Pete Rock @djpremier, and CHUCK were going to be inducted into the Washington DC Hip-Hop Hall of Fame, that is crazy . Smh ,,,, rest well legend. “
Deric “DDot” Angelettie, another major hitmen, shared his disbelief on Instagram. “Damn!” It started, followed by two broken hearted emojis and two white dove emojis. “Big Brother Moe! Unbelievable. Sad without words. And that smile. Uhhh !! Your heart was bigger than life. Have a rest, my friend, ”he added with the praying hands emoji. “Take a good rest, Chucky T,” he concluded with the hashtag #HitmenForLife.
From Phonte to Wale, the warmest wishes continue to pour in from the social channels. VIBE will update this post as more honors are shared. Check out the social media posts below:
RIP to the legendary Chucky Thompson. https://t.co/NyvplQGfOc
– Phonte (ntphontigallo) August 9, 2021
RIP Chucky Thompson it sounds awkward to type this great guy and musician pic.twitter.com/sp7Ngyw1k8
– IG: BUCWILD_DITC (@BUCKWILD_DITC) August 9, 2021
This Chucky Thompson News hurts …
– Wale (@Wale) August 9, 2021