Young Guru is mourning the loss of Bad Boy Records producer Chucky Thompson. On Monday (August 9), Guru shared an Instagram photo of himself sitting next to Thompson and poured his grief onto the page.
“There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain,” he wrote. “I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever. You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around. You treated me like family from day one.
“You made a point to the labels that I had to fly to New York with you on every session. You put me in rooms with Biggie. I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can even explain it. RIP @chucklife365 there will never be another you!!!!”
As a member of Bad Boy Records’ in-house production team, Hitmen, Chucky Thompson has an arsenal of production credits under his belt, including Mary J. Blige’s My Life, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die and Faith Evans’s Faith.