Trujoy Dove of De La Soul, passed away at 54. A group spokesman reported the death of the Grammy Award-winning MC.
The cause of Dave’s death has not yet been determined, although it has been disclosed that he had several health problems for years. Follow our website Viralstimes to find out about the latest news!
De La Soul, the groundbreaking group responsible for one of the best hip-hop albums, “3 Feet High and Rising, is mourning the death of its co-founder Dave Jolicouer, alias Trugoy the Dove. Also Read – Why Did Brandon Smiley Die? Brandon Smiley, son of comedian Rickey Smiley, died
A representative of the organization confirmed the news that Dave had died at the age of 54. It was revealed that the Brooklyn-born rapper had been experiencing severe health concerns for years. In 2018, it was revealed that he was battling congestive heart failure.
Fans paid tribute on social media to the iconic musician behind the group that revolutionized music with its sample-heavy, psychedelic sound.
The hip-hop group De La Soul, formed in 1988 in the Amityville region of Long Island, New York, was most known for its varied sampling, humorous lyrics, and contributions to the growth of jazz rap and alternative hip-hop subgenres. “3 Feet High and Rising,” the group’s debut album, is still a hip-hop classic.
Dave previously disclosed his fight with congestive heart disease in the “Royalty Capes” music video from De La Soul’s 2017 single And the Anonymous Nobody.
He stated that he had to wear a Life Vest that “will shock me and hopefully bring me back from the matrix,” adding, “I’m eager to return to the stage. I miss it. And I want it returned.”
The death of Dave Jolicoeur occurred just weeks before the group’s core catalog became available on streaming services. The release of their album “3 Feet High and Rising,” widely regarded as one of the best of all time, was delayed owing to a protracted legal dispute over sample rights. Also Read – New York’s tour bus-cargo truck crash killed six persons
The hip-hop group’s influence was acknowledged last week at the Grammy Awards with a quick performance of “Buddy” from their breakthrough album “3 Feet Tall.” Posdnos (actual name Kevin Mercer) was the only group member who performed at the ceremony. Our heart goes out to his family during these difficult times.