Chucky Thompson, who was part of Diddy’s legendary Hitmen production team, has sadly passed away.
His death has been confirmed by Young Guru, who learnt his trade under his stewardship and frequently collaborated with Thompson. Chucky produced classic records with the likes of Nas and Biggie, which have left a mark on hip-hop forever. Although Guru didn’t specify his cause of death, AllHipHop reports that his death came after a battle with COVID-19.
“There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain,” Guru wrote alongside a picture of him and Thompson. “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. You treated me like family from day one. You made a point to the labels that I had to fly to New York with you on every session. You put me in rooms with Biggie.
He added: “I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can even explain it. RIP @chucklife365 there will never be another you!!!!”
Tributes have poured in, including from fellow Hitmen member D-Dot took who wrote: “Damn! Big brother Moe! Un fuckin believable. Sad beyond words. And that smile. Ughhh!! Your heart was bigger than life. Rest well my friend. 🙏🏽 #DCsFinest #GoGoChucky I used to call him. Gonna miss u big bro!”
Meanwhile, Kid Capri wrote: “Man, a few days ago, I received a call that myself, Pete Rock @djpremier and CHUCK was being inducted into the Washington DC hip hop hall of fame… this is crazy. Smh….Rest well legend.”