Chucky Thompson, the prolific producer behind classic Bay Boy hits of the 1990s, has died after his battle with COVID-19. He was 53.
Thompson was a Grammy-nominated producer, who helmed Mary J. Blige’s seminal “My Life,” The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa,” Faith Evans’ “You Used to Love Me,” and Nas’ classic “One Mic.”
“It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson,” publicist Tamar Juda said in a statement on Twitter. “To anyone in his orbit, you know how generous he was with his energy, creativity and love. Both the music industry and the world has lost a titan.”
Thompson was affiliated with Diddy during his Uptown Records days and joined Bad Boy Entertainment in the 1990s to be a founding member of Bad Boy Entertainment’s “Hitmen,” a team of in-house producers.
the 1990s to be a founding member of Bad Boy Entertainment’s “Hitmen,” a team of in-house producers.
Chucky produced songs for Tevin Campbell, New Edition, TLC, Busta Rhymes and Jennifer Lopez and recently was tapped to produce tracks on Diddy’s upcoming album “Off The Grid Volume 1,” scheduled to be released this fall.