GoGo music has been one of the most well kept secrets in the African music diaspora. Though it was born in our nation’s capital and has thrived, it has not gotten nearly as much props in other geographic areas.
Many of our readers may have immersed themselves in D.C.’s GoGo culture while attending one of Washington’s institutions of higher learning, and loved it.
Who is responsible for this? Most musical styles can trace their origins to one point in time, and even one person. GoGo is no different, Chuck Brown started it all. Who doesn’t remember his classic hit “Bustin’ Loose?” We know rapper Nelly is certainly thankful for it ’cause he sampled it all the way to platinum and beyond with “Hot in Herre” back in 2002.
That GoGo thing started and never did stop. Brown never seems to stop either. Recently he sat in with the Roots on the Jimmy Fallon Show. But that’s not all. The Godfather of GoGo has a new offering out titled “We Got This,” featuring appearances from the likes of Ledisi, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller.