In May of this year the 'godfather of Go-Go' sadly passed away. However, before he left this mortal coil he bravely managed to finish one final album and here it is. Recorded with his trusty Chuck Brown Band and featuring contributions from many artists influenced by his blend of '70s Washington groove including Wale, Faith Evans and Doug E Fresh, "Beautiful Life" is a beautiful coda to the great funk axeman's life. Highlights include the synth-drenched title track, the tropical party romp "Lighters" and the smooth old school vibes of "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". RIP.