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Dave Jolicoeur, also called Trugoy The Dove of De La Soul fame, has died. Particulars are nonetheless unknown to the lots however the information is jarring to most contemplating the veteran Hip-Hop collective was set to launch its traditional catalog of music to streaming companies subsequent month.
Dave Jolicoeur was one of many founding members of De La Soul, becoming a member of forces in Lengthy Island, N.Y., and launched eight studio albums over the course of three a long time together with EPs, singles, compilations, and one solo dwell recording.
Jolicoeur battled well being issues in recent times together with sharing information of his struggles with congestive coronary heart failure in 2018. The trio additionally remained an lively touring act for a lot of their profession earlier than Jolicoeur’s well being slowed the group’s output. Nonetheless, there have been latest whispers that new music could be on the horizon together with the discharge of their again catalog.
The group’s music has largely been lacking from streaming companies and after a protracted authorized battle, De La Soul obtained the rights to the album’s releases through Tommy Boy Data and are slated to drop on DSPs on March 3.
Our hearts are with the household and buddies of Dave Jolicoeur as they mourn this great loss.
Dave Jolicoeur was 54.
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