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Chucky Thompson

Rare Gem: Immature – Please Don’t Go (Chucky Thompson Remix)

It’s sometimes easy to forget how much success Immature had from such a young age. Prior to even hitting their teenage years, Marques “Batman” Houston, Jerome “Romeo” Jones, and Kelton “LDB” Kessee already had hit records. The success of the…

Rare Gem: Mary J. Blige “Your Child” (Chucky Thompson’s Late Nite Mix)

When Puff Daddy began the creation of his artist Mary J. Blige’s sophomore album “My Life”, one of first things he did was enlist his recently formed production team The Hitmen to help craft the backdrop. A bulk of the…

Anatomy of Hot Song

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Mary J. Blige’s “My Life”

On her sophomore album “My Life” back in 1994, Mary J. Blige released five singles which included the title track as the final inclusion. The album is widely considered to be Blige’s best to date, and it proved to be…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Faith Evans’ “Soon as I Get Home”

As part of our continuing effort to bring you behind the music, YouKnowIGotSoul presents to you “Anatomy of a Hot Song”. This weekly feature will include commentary from artists/producers/writers on how a song was originally created before it became big….

Classic Vibe: Kelly Price & Friends “Love Sets You Free” (2000)

Take some of the most talented artists from one label, add two great producers and what do you come up with? An incredible collaboration like this! This song was included as a bonus track on Kelly’s sophomore album, Mirror Mirror….

Interview: Chucky Thompson Talks Creating Faith Evans’ Debut “Faith” and the History Behind the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” (Part 2)

In part 2 of this interview with Chucky Thompson, we discuss the creation of Faith Evans’ debut album “Faith”, working with Faith throughout her career including her most recent “Something About Faith” album, the story behind the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big…

Interview: Chucky Thompson Takes Us Back to His Days With Diddy’s “Hitmen” and Producing Mary J. Blige’s Classic “My Life” Album (Part 1)

In part 1 of this two part interview series with super producer Chucky Thompson, we discuss how he originally joined Puffy Daddy and the Hitmen production team, the chemistry of the team, his first major placement as a producer, helping…

Classic Vibe: New Edition Feat. Missy Elliott “You Don’t Have To Worry (Bad Boy Remix)” (1996)

Before New Edition was ever signed to Bad Boy, they had a chance to work with Puff, Stevie J, and Chucky Thompson on this silky remix to “You Don’t Have To Worry;” off their “Home Again” album. With lead vocals…

New Joint: Faith Evans “Way You Move” featuring Snoop Dogg (Produced by Chucky Thompson)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/739.mp3] Ok Faith! This is the first single off of her upcoming album, and I can’t say I’m disappointed. I think this is a safe choice as a single, and as I hear more from the album, I’m hoping to…

Classic Vibe: Mary J. Blige “I Love You” (1995) (Produced by Chucky Thompson)

With the release of her new album in less than two weeks, I’m almost tempted to have a classic Mary J song each day until then; and it would be very easy to do so. Although “I Love You” was…