Rare Essence's "Get Your Freak On" live in concert, full-length Go-Go music documentary was originally released Dec 12, 1995 on the Rare One label. Recorded live at Rhythm's Nightclub in Landover, Maryland, circa November 25, 1995 featuring "behind-the-scenes" band interviews with MC "Big Tigger" before his national rise to fame as one of the most distinctive broadcast personalities.
Rare Essence known as the "wickedest band alive", Washington, D.C.’s premier Go‑ Go band for more than three decades has built a devoted fan base that spans multiple generations, drawn to the indigenous funk sired in the mid ‘70s by the late Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown. Using a beat adapted from Grover Washington Jr.'s 1974 hit,"Mr. Magic", Brown and his band the Soul Searchers played continuously, linking songs together over percussion breakdowns—a raw, non-stop party groove fueled by congas, cowbells and timbales, with call and response interactions that obliterated divisions between a band that wouldn’t stop playing and audience that couldn’t stop dancing.
“The Beat,” an irresistible, jubilant meld of Funk and Go-Go, was soon incorporated into the songs as well and Go-Go became the signature D.C. sound, the pulsing soundtrack for the city’s African-American community. Since it's genesis, no other music genre has personified the beat and pulse of our Nation’s Capital.