David Jolicoeur — likewise called Dave and Trugoy the Dove, who was among the 3 establishing members of De La Soul — has actually passed away.
Sources knowledgeable about the circumstance inform TMZ the rap artist died Sunday at a healthcare facility in Maryland. No other information, consisting of a possible cause, have actually been launched … however we’re informed his death seems from natural causes, which he was fighting a concealed health problem.
De La Soul’s main social accounts have yet to state anything about Dave — ditto for the other 2 members and their own pages … Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos) and Vincent Mason (Maseo).
Dave was with DLS because the start, getting together in ’87 and going on to crank out a few of the most popular rap tunes of perpetuity. The group went on an extraordinary three-album run through the ’90s — with 2 of those being accredited platinum and gold, respectively.
Some of their best-known tracks consist of … “Me, Myself and I,” “Eye Know,” “The Magic Number,” “Stakes Is High,” “Ring Ring Ring,” “Say No Go,” “Breakadawn,” “Oooh,” “Buddy,” “All Good,” “Ghetto Thang,” “I Am I Be,” “Ego Trippin (Part 2)” and numerous others.
De La Soul was special because they emerged in one years, however flawlessly transitioned into another … all while adjusting their design and production to stay up to date with the times.
Three of their tunes have actually been chosen for Grammys over the years, with among those — a blockbuster collab with the Gorillaz in “Feel Good Inc.” — really winning Best Pop Collaboration in 2006.
Their music has actually been difficult to listen to recently … for one factor or another, no one has actually had the ability to stream their things on significant platforms, however a deal was recently inked that’ll lastly enable their timeless tunes to be played en masse beginning next month.
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Dave was 54.