Charlie Wilson dropped a whole lot of funk on the world as lead singer of The Gap Band. The beloved Oklahoma outfit ruled the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits such as “You Dropped a Bomb On Me,” and launched Wilson into a lifetime career as an R&B hero whose mix of flair and grit has earned him numerous Grammy nominations, NAACP Image awards and achievement honors from both BET and Soul Train. These celebrations are due to both the emotional clout of Wilson’s music and the singer's irresistible charisma. Check classic hits like “You Are” and “There Goes My Baby” for the way trad soul can find a modern eloquence. “Uncle Charlie,” as Snoop Dogg deemed him many years ago, has just dropped his ‘In It To Win It’ album, with features by T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Pitbull, and Snoop himself. He also impressed Aminé fans with a surprise appearance on the rapper’s Vevo LIFT performance of “Turf.” The 64-year-old has a lifetime of wisdom in his pocket, so we invited him to offer viewers some advice in ‘Dear Charlie Wilson.’ Weighing in on everything from putting the sexual spark back in a marriage to determining whether a hot dog is actually a sandwich, you’re gonna want to hear his responses.
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