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Go go is a form of funk music which arose in the 1980s in Washington D.C.. In the late 1970s, funk had gone electric, influenced by then popular disco acts, and began using drum machines, synthesizers and other instruments that many purists derided. Go go arose as an alternative that stuck to the James Brown-inspired roots of funk, with the psychedelic rock influences of George Clinton intact.

The first go go LP is said to be Bustin' Loose[?] by Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers[?] (1979, 1979 in music). Soon artists, like EU[?], Rare Essence[?] and Trouble Funk[?] gained fame in the D.C. area, though few ever matched the national success of Brown. Artists like D.J. Scorpio[?] began mixing the sound with hip hop. This original scene in the 1980s was accompanied by an epidemic of PCP abuse, which remains extraordinarily high in Prince George's County[?] and other areas around Washington D.C.


A go-go boy is a male prostitute, e.g. in Thailand. The term "boy" means "man". [1] (http://www.gay-thailand.net/go-go-bars.htm)



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