The Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, passed away after a battle with pneumonia exactly one year ago. Brown is widely considered one of the pioneers of D.C.'s funk subgenre, go-go, in the 1970s. His biggest hit, "Bustin' Loose" was introduced to the millenials as the sample on Nelly's "Hot in Herre," and it was also used in a Chips Ahoy commercial in 2010. 2010 was also the year that Brown received his first Grammy nomination for his song "L.O.V.E." with Jill Scott. In the year since his death, one of D.C.'s biggest musical icons has not only been commemorated with memorial concerts, but he's also been painted onto the city's buildings and walls. The future park in Northeast is not the city's only memorial to Chuck Brown and we've mapped all of the spots where he has become a part of the city's architecture. If we've missed anything, let us know in the comments and we'll add it to the map.
· All Chuck Brown Park Coverage [CDC]