Rapper Nelly has paid tribute to a fellow St. Louis Pioneer, Chuck Berry.
The Chainsmokers song “Closer” received the remix treatment by Wiz Khalifa.
The song “Closer” was among the most popular songs in 2016 and was in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 32 consecutive weeks.
Wiz’s version to “Closer” was debuted at his live performance at the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival in Florida.
TMZ.com’s cameras caught Nelly outside of Bootsy Bellows in Hollywood last night (March 18), where he gave a nice farewell message to Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90.”We lost the first king of St. Louis,” Nelly said.
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Chuck Berry, Jimmy Breslin, and their Great American Middle Class
It’s hard to be a bard of the working class when you’re watching the working class slowly disappear before your eyes.
We also fear that the almost naively optimistic America that the likes of Breslin and Berry revealed to us once upon a time will be buried with them.
A few years after Berry celebrated baseball’s winners, Breslin — starting out in journalism as a sportswriter — covered its lovable losers, the 1962 New York Mets.
And in doing so they channeled the myth and the magic of the Great American Middle Class even as they were also creating it and then amplifying it as loud as the opening riff to “Johnny B.
There was only one thing we never thought about as all the newly famous rolled off our star-maker machinery.
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Freed: “Rock, Rock, Rock,” “Mr.
In 1955, Mr. Berry ventured to Chicago and asked one of his idols, the bluesman Muddy Waters, about making records.
Through the 1950s, Mr. Berry had pop hits with his songs about rock ’n’ roll and R&B hits with less teenage-oriented material.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyBy the 1980s, Mr. Berry was recognized as a rock pioneer.
The Beach Boys reworked his “Sweet Little Sixteen” into “Surfin’ U.S.A.” (Mr. Berry sued them and won a songwriting credit.)
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