The passing of Hip-hop pioneer and rap icon, David Trugoy The Dove at the age of 54 has been confirmed by his management team. David Trugoy the dove was a member of the hip-hop trio De La Soul which he formed with his two friends from high school; Posdnuos and Maseo in Amityville, Long Island, circa 1988.
‘Feet High and Rising‘ was the group’s debut album recorded in 1989. It included other hits like, ‘Breakdown‘, ‘Stakes Is High‘, and ‘Me, Myself, and I‘. All of these songs have also been featured on MTV. The group, however, won their first Grammy Award for ‘Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals‘. This was in collaboration with Gorillaz, Jamie Hewlett, and Damon Albarn for their song. The trio’s music has repeatedly been cited as an inspiration for artists like Tyler, The Creator, Pharrell, and Jurassic 5, among others.
The cause of David Trugoy’s death though is yet to be announced. However, the rap artist had earlier revealed that he had been battling congestive heart failure over the years. The recent increase in the death toll of musical stars seems to be really frightening. This is coming right behind the death of artists like AKA and Hollywood actor, Cody Longo. We really do hope this is the last of it. May Trugoy’s soul rest in perfect peace.