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May 1, 2015 Media Contact: Jill Morris, M.S.A.
Media Mogul Narrates the Origins of the Go-Go Music Culture from a Musician’s Perspective
Kato Hammond Releases First Book on How His Passion for Go-Go Music Produced a Global Brand
Washington, DC – May 1, 2015. Media Mogul, Kato Hammond releases his first book, Take Me Out to the Go-Go: The True Story of a Music Culture and the Impact it Made on the Life of One Man. The book explores Hammond’s zealous and ambitious, 37-year journey from childhood to adulthood, from the suburbs of Maryland to the urban streets of DC, where the Go-Go music culture originated and his tough decisions on life began—but where he landed as one of the most credible sources of a misunderstood music phenomenon. The book debunks other accounts of the Go-Go music culture as it is interpreted from an insider’s perspective, giving intimate details and experiences. The book’s foreword was written by Byron “BJ” Jackson, former Keyboardist and Vocalist of Rare Essence. Take Me Out to the Go-Go is self-published by Hammond’s publishing company, Otakcity Publishing, and is available in print and digital formats on Amazon.com.
Take Me Out to the Go-Go is about a man being true to himself, staying committed to what he believes, and striving for greatness at all costs. In the book, Hammond’s passion and commitment spiral into lost relationships, career detours, and bouts with humility and forgiveness. However, through his journey, Hammond discovers new talents, which climax into a global brand. The book’s primary message is about discovering gifts and talents, and allowing them to lead into a greater purpose. “My passion for the Go-Go music culture is genuine. I didn’t start my love affair with Go-Go music with a focus on building a brand. My focus was simply on mastering my craft and becoming a better musician. My drive continues with humility and dedication. I’m constantly learning how to be a better person and businessman,” says Hammond. Hammond’s desire to write a book about the Go-Go music culture increased after the passing of his longtime friend, Little Benny, and his mentor, Chuck Brown.
About the Author
Kevin “Kato” Hammond is a Media Mogul and Musician. He is the owner of Take Me Out To The Go-Go, Inc. (TMOTTGoGo), which comprises Take Me Out To The Go-Go Digital Magazine, TMOTTGoGo Radio, TMOTT Website and Graphic Design, and Otakcity Publishing. The TMOTTGoGo brand gains attention from outside media outlets for its designation as “the official gateway to a Washington, DC music culture.” Such magazines as Vibe has made Kato Hammond and TMOTTGoGo a significant source of information about the Go-Go music culture. Hammond’s history as a musician includes serving as Lead Vocalist and Guitarist for Pure Elegance, Little Benny and the Masters, and Proper Utensils. Today, in addition to managing multiple ventures, Hammond serves as a Language and Arts Educator for Teaching for Change and Drummer for Chantilly Baptist Church. Hammond resides in Northern Virginia.