Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson: Last of the Go-Go Legends [Washington Post]

By Timothy Wilson Washington Post Staff Writer Back then, “the mothers” handled the band’s business affairs. Annie Mack Thomas, Footz’s mother, was the band’s manager. Margarine Neal, Funky Ned’s mom, served as the secretary. Mattie Lee Mack, Thomas’s mother, served as treasurer. The band incorporated, trademarked their name and logo and formed a music publishing company. “They protected us,” Johnson said. “As the business started to evolve more, I became interested in that as well.” READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Continue reading Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson: Last of the Go-Go Legends [Washington Post]

Rare Essence 2010 – The Prodigal Son Has Come Home [D.Floyd, Derek Paige & Bojack]

By Kato Hammond I am guessing by now that (if you’ve read the Washington Post article) we all know exactly what Rare Essence meant when they titled their 30 Year Reunion show “Past, Present and Future!”  On Sunday night September 11, the inner city goovin wickedest band alive delivered the past and the present to a crowd of about 3000 people.  And this morning they’ve capped it off announcing the “FUTURE” — which is:  along with the addition of their newest female singer, Ms. KiKi (formally of the go-go band CCB) — three former members Donnell Floyd, Derek Paige and … Continue reading Rare Essence 2010 – The Prodigal Son Has Come Home [D.Floyd, Derek Paige & Bojack]

In the beginning Rare Essence (Part 5 of 6) | DC Local Music Examiner

By Andrea Jill Greenleigh DC Local Music Examiner And in the beginning there were four…… As most fans of Rare Essence know, the band started out as the Young Dynamos, which was made up of four childhood friends, Quentin “Footz” Davidson, Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson, Michael “Funky Ned” Neal and John “Big Horn” Jones. Johnson and Jones both have a lot of memories from the old days and just in time for the Rare Essence Reunion Anniversary show. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE ————————————————- MAKE YOUR COMMENT VIA FACEBOOK BELOW: Continue reading In the beginning Rare Essence (Part 5 of 6) | DC Local Music Examiner

One on One With Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson of Rare Essence [VIDEO]

In preparation for the upcoming Rare Essence reunion, Wingsworld brings you a quick video production of some quick one on ones with lead guitarist, co-manager…  and only remaining original member still standing on the Rare Essence stage, Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson. WATCH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: ———————————————- MAKE YOUR COMMENT VIA FACEBOOK BELOW: Continue reading One on One With Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson of Rare Essence [VIDEO]