Hip-Hop Reacts to Chuck Berry's Death

  • Hip-Hop Reacts to Chuck Berry's Death

Hip-Hop Reacts to Chuck Berry's Death

- The Rolling Stones: "The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry".

The tributes began nearly immediately. Berry recorded his first hit "Maybellene", at Chicago's Chess Studios. Image credit: GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty Images. The "B" sides were also fabulous blues based rock and roll and Chucks lyrics were the most unbelievable story telling music on the radio.

He directly influenced the early music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and The Kinks.

We got the St. Louis rapper leaving Bootsy Bellows Saturday night - who shares the same hometown as Chuck - and he eulogized the rock "n" roll legend pretty poetically. until our camera guy asks him to name his favorite Chuck Berry song. Fox News posted the 911 dispatch that resulted from the events.

The 44th President appeared to have made references to two of Berry's chart-topping singles - 1958's "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven" released in 1956.

His song list was the history of Rock and Roll.

"Hail Hail Chuck Berry!" tweeted, in a reference to Berry's song "Hail Hail Rock n' Roll". Police responded to a medical emergency and he could not be revived.

Berry saw commercial success when he was in his thirties, writing for a younger audience. "No color, no ethnic, no political - I don't want that, never did".

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"He made our feet move and our hearts more joyful", the Clintons said in a joint statement. Berry was 90 years old.

Chuck Berry, who died at 90 on March 17, 2017, is rightly hailed as the godfather of rock n' roll, that distinctly American art form that significantly impacted culture and music across the globe. If you listen to tapes of the "Million Dollar Quartet" - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis jamming on Berry's "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", you can hear that they knew what he was saying and appreciated his artful commentary.

- Rod Stewart: "It started with Chuck Berry".

The news of Berry's death was broken by Missouri police.

Apparently, the legend liked to gamble a lot, as he had been playing the slots and after winning four jackpots and he wanted to try winning five.

"Remembering my mother explaining Chuck Berry after seeing "Back to the Future" when I was 7 & getting "Great 28" on tape nearly immediately", the writer Jesse Jarnow wrote. He stated that the way his music makes people feel was unrecognizable to him, as music causes different reactions in different kinds of people.

No wonder it has been covered so many times.

Despite his troubles with the law and the conditions of the times, Berry rose to the top of his profession.