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TMOTTGoGo Magazine | March 2016 | Page 1
TMOTTGoGo Magazine | March 2016 | Page 1
99 & KATO: THE R
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ONE TIME FOR YOUR
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99andKatoRadio.com
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RADIO EXPERIENCE
C O N T E N T
• Taking Back Our Community Voices 8
• Chuck Brown - NC Hall of Fame
10
• When The Relationship Ends...
14
• The Young Junksters - Bugg’s 50th 20
• Rayneka - DMV’s Princess
24
• Pieces of Ms. Kim
28
• Bounce Beat Radio
30
MARCH 2016
Publisher
Kato Hammond
Creative Director
Tahira Chloe Mahdi
Marlon Green
Contributing Writers
Nena Brown
Jennifer Angellatta
Kato Hammond
Photos
Nena Brown
Keith Estep Photography
Kato Hammond
Jason Lewis
Graphics & Layout
Kato Hammond
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FROM THE
PUBLISHER’S DESK
Kato Hammond
Taking Back Our
Community Radio Voices
There was a time (during the 1960’s – 1990’s) when there were over 150 BOBs
(Black owned Broadcasters) operating radio stations around the US. This also
reflected a time when radio in the Black community was put in place to help uplift people. The civil rights movement was largely fueled by black radio stations
in many of the cities and those “morally driven” stations helped to promote the
cause were at that time black owned.
Especially here in the Washington, D.C., area during the 70s and 80s era. With
stations such as WOL 1450 (nick named The soul of the city), we had the comfort of community voiced such as Petey Greene, Joe Madison, Cathy Hughes
and Bernie McCain, who placed focus and attention to our own individual narratives. While the jocks such as Moonman Bacote, Soul Papa, Nighthawk and
Konan spinned our soundtracks. Whatever was going on within our culture and
community, those were the voices we tuned in to stay informed and updated.
They represented the people and voices of us all. If you wanted to get information out about an issue or event, your first stop was always the local black radio
station. Because Black radio was the drumbeat of the community.
However, around that time of the late 80s and early 90s, many large non-minority corporations such as Clear Channel and Time Warner convinced the F.C.C.
via court action that government regulation was counterproductive to business.
They argued that they should not be banned from owning as many
stations as they could afford. Previously the government would only let a company own 2 or 3 stations in any given market. This kept monopolies from forming and it kept the price of owning a radio station affordable enough that black
entrepreneurs were able to buy stations, especially in the larger cities.
After deregulation, these large corporations made it their mission to buy out and
own as many black stations as they could get their hands on. They flipped the
formats, which also helped to dismantle the political influence that the voices in
the black communities that these stations once had.
They then brought in super jocks like Steve Harvey and Tom Joyner, Tavis
Smiley, just to name a few to cut down on corporate costs. They could now
put the TJMS (Tom Joyner Morning show) on one station and syndicate it
to 100 other stations around the country. Thus, 99 other morning voices
lost their jobs, but profits for the corporate owners soared. This has been
what the industry has been going through, and why there was such a big
drop off of “morally driven” stations.
Today there are less than 25 black owned broadcasters. Only one company, Radio One, owns more than 20 radio stations. Even WOL’s lineup
today (which is owned by Radio One) consists mainly of nationally syndicated talk shows. The remaining BOBs are struggling with increased
competition, shrinking ad revenues and the rise of rival mediums such as
satellite and internet options.
These stations most often don’t have the larger budgets that their rival
corporate stations have, so year in and year out it’s tough for them to
stay competitive and make a profit in their respective markets. The new
corporate stations are much more profit results focused. And as a result
of this, one of the biggest dilemmas that has taken place over the years
is that most corporate stations have done and continue to do very little to
enlighten (with news or op-ed stories) their communities they way that radio stations once did. We lost our voice. And our narratives were now not
being told BY us, but instead told TO us.
Bottom line. In order to counter a lot of this non-sense, in order to regain
control of our own narratives again, in order to regain control of the music
again, we must get our radio stations back!! And this is exactly what we
have been doing. Because of the internet, we not only have the ability create our own internet stations, but have been doing so for the past several
years.
Because of the internet, the original tradition that people such as Petey
Greene was a part of — the phenomenon of DJs becoming the informal
mayors of black communities by emphasizing intensely local social connections and political issues — can now be put back into place. The new
drumbeat of the community. And even though they are now trying to price
people out of the internet with these ever-increasing licensing fees that
often price the smaller internet stations out of business, this fight MUST
and WILL continue. 
The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s eight
inductees. The Induction Ceremony takes place annually in October. The
inductees are as follows:
• Chuck Brown (deceased) – funk guitarist known as the “Godfather
of Go-Go,” from Gaston, NC.
• The Avett Brothers – folk rock/bluegrass/Americana, from Concord,
NC.
• Band of Oz – popular pioneer Beach music band, from Raleigh, NC.
• Rhiannon Giddens & The Carolina Chocolate Drops – Grammy
award winning old time string band, from Greensboro and Durham, NC.
• Percy Heath (deceased) – jazz musician/bassist and a member of
the Modern Jazz Quartet, born in Wilmington, NC.
Chuck Brown to be inducted into the
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
• David Holt – Grammy Award winning folk musician & story teller who
appears regularly on PBS television, from Asheville, NC.
• Kellie Pickler – country vocalist and American Idol winner, from in
Albemarle, NC.
• Ron Tyson – longtime member of the Temptations, from Monroe,
NC.
The Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in
Kannapolis, NC. This red carpet event is open to the public. VIP and General Admission tickets will go on sale early this summer.
Tickets will be available online and at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
Museum, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, NC.
Contact the Hall of Fame Museum for more details:
www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org,
(704) 934-2320 
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GoGo Music!!!
Displaying the various styles of GoGo recorded on the
Bag of Beats Label!! over the past 15yrs.
This is the Best of Bag of Beats!!!
“Its Whats in the Pocket that Counts!!”
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When The Relationship Ends...
by Jennifer Angellatta
If I could go back in time, one thing I would like to do is smack the poet
John Lyly in the back of the head for writing, “The rules of fair play do not
apply in love and war.” That line, which was familiarized into, “all is fair in
love and war” validates the frame of mind some people have that instead
should be seen as twisted and perverse.
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In matters of love, all is not fair. Anything does not go. Sorry Mary J., but love
does have a limit.
When a relationship ends, it’s a painful thing for both people involved. Resorting to harassment, stalking, or even worse... violence is never a way
to win someone back after they decided they wanted to break ties.
Things happen in life. Jobs end. Relationships fail. But never should it be acceptable for someone to make their new goal in life to make their ex
miserable. There is nothing less attractive in the world than a pitiful man that
cannot accept responsibility for his own actions. Effing up a relationship by
being a controlling jerk can never be fixed by being an even bigger controlling
jerk after the fact. Accusing her of cheating with every man on the block doesn’t
help anything but maybe a bruised ego; maybe she’s not seeing anyone else...
maybe she’s just not into you?
Regardless of why the relationship ended, I have to wonder why some men
feel entitled to “have” their former girlfriend or wife. While we may wonder who
would want someone who doesn’t want them, it’s more common than you may
realize.
One in six women have reported being stalked in their lifetime. 76% of these
women were stalked by a former intimate partner, 79% were abused during
the same time that they were being stalked and sadly, 54% of these women
reported the stalking to the police before they ended up being killed by their
stalkers/former partners.
I have a friend that is currently being harassed by an ex boyfriend. He has
shown up at her job, has made threats to her life and whenever she contacts
the police, she is told that she needs proof. What do they expect her to do,
ask him the next time he threatens her to repeat it into her cameraphone? Or
would they prefer to prosecute him for her murder instead once they have her
dead body as evidence like these women?
Crystal Hamilton of Woodbridge, Va... killed by her husband on February 26, It
was published after her death that he abused her for years.
Naomi Howell of Leesburg, Va... killed by her husband before he killed himself
in January, 2016; they were going through “counseling” at the time.
Sadly, the list could go on and on. But what I would rather draw attention to is
what can we do to make a change? If the police won’t help these women, what
can we as a community do? Do we start with self defense classes for women,
mentoring for young men, or should we reestablish the old
fashioned neighborhood watch, where whoever acts up gets a beat down? 
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It’s Coming...
www.TheGoGoBook.com
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The Young Junksters
“Happy 50th Buggs”
(John Wayne Style)
by Nena Brown
News Channel 8 on Thursday
followed by a live performance
on News Channel 9 on Friday
was just the beginning of an
eventful, star studded, surprise
filled 50th birthday weekend for
Steven Herrion aka Buggs of the
Junkyard Band.
On Saturday, March 12, a birthday
concert at a packed Howard Theater
included performances by the Vybe
Band and the Junkyard Band, also
including special performances by
James Funk, Sugar Bear, Big G,
Weensey and violinist Chelsey
Green.
As if the gift of a championship belt and trophy, radio
shout outs and inspirational
stories from the many fans,
friends and music industry
artists weren’t enough to
wrap up the celebrations, a
birthday cypher and tribute
video was released by the
Young Junksters on Monday, March 14. Arranged
and produced by Ms. Maiah
of the N-Crowd, Kato Hammond of TMOTTGoGo and
Ms. Chuk of S.O.S., the
cypher jacks the Junkyard
classic John Wayne in a tribute to “Daddy” aka “Uncle
Buggs” aka “Brownie”.
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“You the main event, I’m the main attraction when it comes to you dad, you know you
got action. Much love!” Chay aka “Daddy’s Lil Girl”
Sitting Indian style, Chay watches while the boys horseplay, running up and down the Barry
Farms football field with a deflated ball. Much like her father, reserved but observant, Chay
magically comes alive when its show time, mimicking Buggs’ movements and hand gestures
for the video to accompany the Young Junkster’s birthday cypher for her father. Even with her
seemingly natural adjustment to the camera, Chay’s biggest form of encouragement from her
dad does not involve music but college and school, she’s currently studying nursing.
“Happy Birthday Buggs they call you the G.O.A.T. You getting a lil older the big Five Oh”
Darius aka “The Son of KC” is a rapper, musically inspired by the Junkyard Band. Unintentionally mirroring his father’s ability to zone out and add his own flavor to the dance moves, he is
looking forward to writing rhymes and sharing the big stage with Kanye and ASAP one day.
“I don’t wanna grow up I’m a JYB kid, Happy Birthday Uncle Buggs I’m the son of
Skinnie Pimp. Rest in Peace to my mom, ya’ll know she the bomb, if it wasn’t for her
I wouldn’t have known T-Bob.”
Marii aka the “Son of Skinnie Pimp” only takes a break from dancing to speed up and down
the football field, the smallest but boldest of the group. A fan of the younger Go-Go bands
XIB and TCB, he is influenced by Junkyard’s vibe and the fact that they get him “turnt” and
contribute to his own personal vibe.
“With all my heart I love you Brownie”
Daneichrys aka “Funky Stuff’s Daughter” is a singer, a determined solo artist. Thoughtful
which you shouldn’t mistake for shy, she is quick on her feet, owning her verses and securing
her role as the big sister of the group, correcting dance moves and coordination. “Brownie” is
her nickname for her Uncle Buggs (they actually call each other Brownie for their skin color).
“Fifty Years back a mega star was born the streets call him BU but we call him Uncle
Buggs.”
Dre’ aka “Lil Wink” is a cheerful and talented singer that can also “do this rap thing”. Influenced mostly by his mom and aunt, he has the most to say about his Uncle Buggs and the
encouragement that he has received over the years. “When I’ve seen him have a malfunction he never stops, he told me to never stop even when there’s no music. Uncle Buggs
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taught me to never be afraid,
he showed
me to always
express
showcase
my talent.” 
Marlon Green Presents...
Children’s Book Series
LittleMarlon.com
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Author
Marlon Green
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Rayneka - DMV’s Princess
On The Air
by Kato Hammond
As we continue the focus of this issue
on some of the community voices that
can be heard on the internet radio platforms, we profile an individual with not
only a familiar voice through the waves,
but also a strong contagious social
smile.
TMOTTGOGO: Where are you from?
Rayneka Grant entered the internet radio scene in 2011 with an online Go-Go
based program called Da Blend Show.
Along with co-hosts DJ DMoney and
Bootsy Vegas, this personality has taken part in many go-go related endeavors, from events such as Battle of the
Belway to coordinating the Viewer’s
Choice Go-Go Awards to hosting youth
activies across the community.
TMOTTGOGO: What got you into
radio?
Whether you call her Rayneka or Neka
Ray, what exactly is her story? Well...
let’s find out!
TMOTTGOGO: What is your name?
RAYNEKA: My name is Rayneka but
I’m also known by my name backwards,
Neka Ray.
RAYNEKA: I was born at Greater
Southeast Hospital in Washington DC
which is now known as United Medical
Center. I was raised in Prince George’s
County, Maryland.
RAYNEKA: Listening to the radio as a
child, I would hear radio personalities
speak on various topics and play different music. They had a voice and music
made people happy. I knew I wanted to
make a difference and be a voice for
others and what better way to do that
than being in radio.
TMOTTGOGO: What’s been the biggest challenge in broadcasting online
for the Go-Go culture?
RAYNEKA: The biggest challenge in
broadcasting online in general is trying
to transition different demographics to
listen to internet based programming.
Most people are used to terrestrial
radio. AM/FM radio has been every-
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where for over 30 years...boom boxes,
Walkmans, cars, clocks (clock radios)
etc. So now with the introduction and
expansion of the Internet, online broadcasters are trying to convert terrestrial
radio listeners to Internet based programming. Cars are now being made
with wifi built in which should and/or will
help online broadcasting grow and expand. But more outlets need to be created to gain more listeners.
RAYNEKA: I’m such a workaholic, so
I’m always working on something. But
outside of working during my spare
time I like to go to different events supporting friends and family and spending
the time with them that I don’t normally
get to do.
Online broadcasting for the Go-Go
culture is harder. Go-Go is a smaller
market compared to R&B, Rap, Country, and Pop just to name a few. Go-Go
music has had a decline in music play
from terrestrial radio. So trying to transition an older audience who may not
be familiar with Internet programming
to change their ways of listening to terrestrial radio to Internet radio can be
complicated. The younger generation is
more Internet savvy but Go-Go hasn’t
been as prominent as Rap and Hip-Hop
when it comes to radio play. So many,
not all, are satisfied with the small airtime provided to Go-Go on terrestrial
radio. Because of the growth of the
Internet and Internet based programs,
there are many more outlets for the GoGo culture, but many are unaware and
many don’t look at it as a viable source
compared to terrestrial radio, which
shows that the transition from terrestrial
radio to Internet programming is definitely the biggest challenge in online
broadcasting for the Go-Go culture.
RAYNEKA: I plan to get more involved
with youth activities such as sporting
events, pep rallies, and community
events.
TMOTTGOGO: If you weren’t in radio,
what do you think you’d be doing professionally?
RAYNEKA: If I weren’t in radio I’d probably be an A&R, event planner or guidance counselor.
TMOTTGOGO: What do you like to do
in your spare time?
TMOTTGOGO: What would you like to
improve in your role as radio show host
this year?
TMOTTGOGO: Who is your role model, and why?
RAYNEKA: Cathy Hughes of RadioOne has always been an inspiration
and role model to me and my career.
The sacrifices she made to make her
dreams come true when odds were
against her were more than inspiring.
Being a woman and a black woman at
that in a male predominant field made
it harder for her but she made it look
easy. She worked hard and didn’t let
obstacles stop her. There isn’t any obstacle that I have faced and will face
that will stop me from doing what I love.
Cathy Hughes made a difference in radio and her community and I will too.
TMOTTGOGO: Tell me about a project
or accomplishment that you consider to
be the most significant in your career.
RAYNEKA: The most significant accomplishment in my career was graduating college. I graduated from Howard
University and received my Bachelor
of Arts degree. I learned 90% of what
I know about radio while at Howard.
Some experiences in life can’t be
taught. The experiences I had at Howard helped mold me into the person I
am today.
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TMOTTGOGO: How important is building a real relationship with the music
you’re playing for your own approach?
RAYNEKA: Building a relationship with
the music I play is extremely important.
People have different moods and connections with music. I have to be able
to connect with people as well as the
music I play. I have to put myself in the
artists shoes sometimes to get people
to understand and relate to different
songs and genres. For example, it’s
hard to talk about the structure or history of Go-Go and play certain Go-Go
songs if I don’t have a relationship with
the music, the artists, and the people
listening to it. People would question
my credibility and I’m a very straight forward person and if there’s something I
don’t know I’m going to find out.
TMOTTGOGO: What makes you decide to play a particular record during
one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting
what to play?
RAYNEKA: I respect all artists and
their crafts and I’m a fan of all music. So
sometimes the music varies depending
on topics and mood of the show. But I
definitely try to play new music from up
and coming artist, because we all have
to start somewhere.
TMOTTGOGO: How has social media
impacted your job?
RAYNEKA: Social media has impacted
my job both positively and negatively. It
definitely has its advantages as far as
being able to reach more people (fans
and artists alike) but it also makes it
hard because most radio listeners are
accustomed to AM/FM radio.
RAYNEKA: Most memorable person I’ve met would have to be Cathy
Hughes. I had the chance of interning
at RadioOne and was able to meet her.
The attention and respect her presence
commanded was amazing to me. Everyone listened and followed her direction and people looked at her in awe as
if God himself was speaking. Everyone
always spoke highly of her and I understood why. She definitely is all about
business and I can respect that.
TMOTTGOGO: For as long as you
have been associated within this GoGo music industry, what can you say
are some of the changes that you have
noticed over the years?
RAYNEKA: One change I’ve noticed
is that there’s a new band created almost every month trying to recreate the
sound of go-go in their own way. That
could be a good and bad thing though.
Too many bands can cause separation
of fans and saturation to the music. But
it also means the music is spreading.
TMOTTGOGO: How do you think you
would like to be remembered by everyone when all is said and done?
RAYNEKA: I want people to know and
be able to say “she made a difference”
and/or when things are happening people would say “she would say this or do
it like this.” If I can make a positive impact on at least one person I would be
satisfied but I won’t stop at just one.
Thank you kindly!!
-KH
TMOTTGOGO: Through your works
in broadcasting media, who’s the most
memorable person you’ve met?
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the school orchestra the cello and my
Uncle who record gogo show would dub
me about 15 PA tapes and give them to
me every Christmas That’s how I feel in
love with music.
TMOTTGOGO: Ever since the coming of the Bounce Beat sound within
the Go-Go movement, although there
have been many in the older generation who have embraced that style,
there have also been many who have
not. In your opinion, why do you think
that is?
C-BO: I think many other bands
haven’t embraced the sound because the bounce beat sound
is Very Hard to play it not as
easy as people think so the
older bands try and write it
off as young people music
when they haven’t took
the time to learn the
sound and most older
band already have a
set crowd and don’t
really want to give
them that new raw
sound and beat.
B
ounce Beat Radio is comprised of
four on-air personalities. Caesar “CBo” Bowman, Jason “Cocky” Lewis
and Paul “Dj Black House” Orange
from the 12th Street neighborhood in
North East D.C., and Shooters of ABM
from Suitland, Maryland.
TMOTTGOGO: How old were you
when you started getting involved in
music? Can you tell us a little bit about
that first experience?
C-BO: I Started Loving Music at a
young age 7 old to be Exact I played in
TMOTTGOGO:
Can you explain the differences between the bounce beat style of playing
Go-Go and the traditional style of playing Go-Go?
C-BO: “The difference between traditional style of Go-Go and BounceBeat
is Traditional Has a More of a laid back
approach when playing you are going
to play more cover music a couple of
pockets and then play a break down or
a 3 step but BounceBeat you are going
to play 1 Cover, 1pocket and then you
are Bouncing the rest of the night.
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by Kato Hammond
Polo the creator of the bounce beat music used to say it all the time, we going
straight into the crank.
TMOTTGOGO: In your opinion, what
would you say are the positive points
and the negative points within the GoGo music culture today?
COCKY: “I believe the positive points in
the gogo culture today are as followed:
individuals in the industry are becoming more community oriented which allows the fans to have a more inclusive
relationship with who they spend their
money on a weekly basis. Bands are
selecting more diverse cover songs for
example the “Hello” cover by Adele that
Backyard has captured. Bands are using social media platforms to reach new
consumers all around the nation as well
as the world. The negative points in the
go-go culture today are as followed:
There is still not enough unity between
bands. Bands are not releasing enough
radio ready music. There are still not
enough venues willing to allow our music into their establishments.
TMOTTGOGO:
You radio show
Bounce Beat Radio. What is the format
of this show? Who are all the players
and what are their parts? And what can
people expect when tuning in to the
show?
DJ BLACK HOUSE: Bounce Beat Radio’s show is centered around providing
a clear snapshot of the current climate
of Go-Go, primarily focused on the
Bounce Beat circuit. The personalities
involved are C-Bo (Lead Host/ Lead
Talker of 3DB) with Co-Hosts Shooters (Lead Talker from ABM) Cocky
(Community Activist/Former Manager
of 3DB) and DJ Black House (MetroQuaterz Co-Founder/Community Activist). We start the show off by spinning
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classic/latest jams from Bounce Beat
Bands, followed by a brief recap of all
the personalities week’s and any interesting news surrounding the DMV and/
or Global events.
Shortly thereafter, we transition into a
range of topics that cover the current
Bounce Beat circuit and any important
topics/news surrounding other Go-Go
circuits. We have extensive analysis
through opinions, fact checks, personal experience within Go-Go and callers
who provide their own insight regarding
the topics. If there are guests for the
show, then we conduct their interviews
formulate questions that tie into the bigger topics from the night. We then have
a throwback session, comprised of
classic pockets/sockets, breakdowns,
and bounce beat jams from the early
days aka The Golden Age.
The Fans as well as the Go-Go community can expect a great overall show
covering topics that reflect the current
climate of the game. Through our extensive experience within the industry
and our rapport with the Go-Go Community, we are able to provide a “Keep
It Real” delivery while providing a great
environment for our guests to embrace
& enjoy Bounce Beat Radio. You can
expect the Crank, The Whole Crank,
and nothing but the Crank from DJ
Black House’s extensive catalog of GoGo music, bringing back fond memories
that people have and continue to share
about their experiences in Go-Go.
TMOTTGOGO: What are your thoughts
on the music on the radio today?
DJ BLACK HOUSE: “Music on the
radio in certain respects has become
something of a past time. As the internet
provides more artists opportunities to
showcase their talents to the world, we
as consumers do not rely so much on
mainstream radio as we did in the past.
As it pertains to the DC music scene, I
think that we often forget that Go-Go is
embedded in the DNA of DC Culture.
As the culture progressed and evolved
into the “DMV”, other genres of music
became a priority and Go-Go became
secondary. There are plenty of people
that proclaimed their allegiance to DC
due to the success of Backyard’s “Hello” cover, that will never step foot in a
Go-Go, purchase the music, or respect
the culture as a staple-mark in this region. However, we believe where there
is a void, there is an opportunity. This
is our opportunity to take control over
our Culture and embrace it the way we
wished other would. Since the emergence of Bounce Beat Radio, we have
been able to established steps towards
restoring the integrity of the industry, reconnecting with fans who otherwise we
would lose to the forever changing DC
culture, and reigniting the fire/motivation in Go-Go to continue providing that
awesome music that shapes our DNA.
The Music scene can always improve
however, we will not wait any longer for
a name/number to be called. We are
strengthening our movement so that
Go-Go music will never be labeled as
a secondary musical genre in DC/MD/
VA as well as be taken seriously across
the world.
TMOTTGOGO: If you had the opportunity to change something about the
music industry, what would it be?
C-BO: The one thing I would change
would be to let Go-Go music in and let
it go mainstream.
TMOTTGOGO: How do you think you
would like to be remembered by everyone when all is said and done?
C-BO: I would like to be remembered
as a gogo legends that made good music but most importantly I want to be
remember as a great leader in my com-
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munity with all the community service I
do with the youth.
TMOTTGOGO: Are there any other
“behind the scene” secrets, tips, or additional information you would like to
share with our readers?
C-BO: They call me the Donnie Simpson of Bounce Beat. I can find out
what’s going on in the circuit before
anyone. Remember to stay focused
and true to yourself. Nothing can stop
you.
TMOTTGOGO: If you had to think of
a slogan that could eave a positive impact for everyone, what would your slogan be?
DJ BLACK HOUSE: For Bounce Beat
Radio, we have taken on the slogan
of being “The Heart of the Culture, the
Voice of the Bounce”. In doing so, we’ve
taken a pledge to make sure that GoGo is represented correctly in all facets
as well as creating an outlet and a voice
for the younger generation, under the
tutelage of the great Reggie “Polo” Burwell and the forever lasting legacy that
bands are helping to preserve, maintain
and contribute to.
Far too often do we make statements
about “Go-Go” as a whole however,
“Bounce Beat” is treated like a different
type of music. Bounce Beat is Go-Go
and our movement will make sure that
others bands and other people intrigued
by Go-Go understand that we are here,
we belong, we care, and we love this
genre just as much as the Traditional
Bands, Grown & Sexy Bands, Chittlin
Circuit Bands, Gospel Bands, & Go-Go
Fusion Bands. We Are Go-Go!! Bounce
Beat Radio “The Heart of the Culture,
The Voice of the Bounce.”.
Thank you kindly!!
-KH
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