For three years fans have been praying for the recovery of Go-Go pioneer Reggie “Polo” Burwell. Polo, as he’s affectionately known by fans and friends alike, has been in a coma since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2010.
On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 the “Bounce Beat King” passed on at the age of 42.
The family is still arranging for a public funeral and will release more details via social media soon.
Leaders in DC music send their condolences for the innovator through social media.
R.I.P. Polo of TCB @BouncebeatKingz . He fought a long fight and his influence on go-go music will last forever.
— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) November 26, 2013
Had a chance to share the stage with Polo some years back when I first started rhyming very cool dude RIP POLO #BounceBeatKing
— Tray Chaney (@traychaney) November 27, 2013
Here is a subtle example of the Bounce Beat sound created by Polo and his band TCB, “Bounce Beat Freak”