With almost 5 months and 27 days to the monumental golden anniversary of the Hip-Hop genre and culture, yet another cultural icon has fallen.
Trugoy the Dove
David Jude Jolicoeur, widely known as Trugoy the Dove, a founding member of the hip-hop trio "De La Soul, " passed away at age 54.
Details surrounding the rapper's death have not yet been revealed although it is common knowledge that he had been battling pulmonary heart disease in recent years.
A Young De La Soul
Maseo(L) Posdnuos(M) Trugoy(R)
It is almost unsurprising to hear of the rapper's demise as he was MIA on the Grammy stage in the past week during a tribute in which the Group was honored.
Tributes have since poured out from across the world on social media in response to the rapper's passing stating it was a huge loss to the entire hip-hop community.
Trugoy (L) Posdnuos(M) Maseo(R)
De La Soul is regarded as one of the most innovative groups in rap history with their 3 Feet High And Rising album being added to the American National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for its historical significance.
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