Friday night I had the pleasure of attending the album listening party for Chuck Brown’s new album entitled “Beautiful Life” at the luxurious Baby Wale on 9th Street NW DC. Chuck Brown passed away in May 2012, after having blessed the musical industry for over 40 years with soulful music. Known as the God Father of GoGo, Chuck Brown birthed gogo in DC and started a musical genre that has been spread out thru 4 generations of fans. Throughout the ups and downs, the music is still here and evolving all the time.
Thanks to Automotive Rhythms , I was able to showcase the 2015 Kia K900 at this spectacular event. As the Kia K900 was setup in front the venue, the sounds of Chucks Brown’s classics were played out of the car. With the windows down and the sunroof open, the 900 watt, 17 speaker, 12 channel Lexicon Logic 7 surround audio system had patrons grooving to the sounds before they walked into the venue. The weather was beautiful so many attendees decided to sit outside for a while 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 event was filled with local tastemakers, musicians, Chuck Brown’s family and music lovers. The melodious sounds of the album blared throughout the venue, as everyone partied to the sound. The crowd was in awe to hear new songs from Chuck Brown. The energy that Chuck Brown brought in his music was not missing in this new album.
This event was hosted by BET Centric and emceed by Jeannie Jones. Food was provided by Baby Wale and Kind Healthy Snacks and the signature drinks entitled “GodFather” and “Beautiful Life” were sponsored by Sauza 901 Tequila and Bottega Champagne. The gift bags were courtesy of Metro, highlighting the new silver line. A big thank you has to go out to Chuck Brown's manager, Tom Goldfogle, seeing that everything involved in the evening went smooth. Fun was had by all I cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience this album when it releases August 19th, 2014. Enjoy the gallery.