Recently I had the pleasure of attending the listening party for Chuck Brown’s new album entitled “Beautiful Life” at the opulent Baby Wale on 9th Street in NW Washington, DC. As you may know the legendary Chuck Brown passed away in May of 2012 after blessing the musical industry with over 40 years of soulful melodies. Known as the God Father of GoGo, Chuck birthed the funky rhythm and started a musical genre that has been spread by four generations of faithful fans. Throughout its ups and downs GoGo is still alive and constantly evolving.
Thanks to Automotive Rhythms I was able to showcase the 2015 Kia K900 at this spectacular event. As the Korean sedan was staged in front of the venue, the sounds of Chuck Brown’s classics were played from the vehicle. With the windows down and the sunroof open, the 900-watt, 17-speaker, 12 channel Lexicon Logic 7 surround audio system had patrons grooving before they entered into Baby Wale. The weather was beautiful so many attendees decided to sit outside and take a better look at Kia’s introduction to the luxury sedan market. The popular phrase from the night seemed to be “That’s a Kia, WOW!”
The exclusive listening session was filled with local tastemakers, musicians, Chuck Brown’s family and music lovers. Melodious sounds of the album blared throughout the venue as everyone partied with memories of the legend in mind. The crowd was in awe to hear new tracks from Chuck Brown since his energy was sustained in Beautiful Life.
The stellar evening was hosted by BET Centric and emceed by Jeannie Jones while food was provided by Baby Wale and Kind Healthy Snacks. Signature drinks entitled “GodFather” and “Beautiful Life” were sponsored by Sauza 901 Tequila and Bottega Champagne. Fun was had by all as I cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience this album when it releases August 19th, 2014!
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