According to reports, legendary hip-hop artist Dave Jolicoeur of De La Soul has passed away at the age of 54.
Details related to Dave’s death are limited at the moment, but the rapper was dealing with congestive heart failure in the past, which he openly spoke about. Dave’s journey found him being hospitalized again in 2020, which the artist addressed with his groupmates via Instagram.
News of Dave’s passing comes weeks after it was revealed the group’s catalog was officially coming to streaming platforms this year. The group’s jump to streaming came after a long battle with their former label to get the rights to their music. It was noted the group’s catalog is going to be made available for streaming on March 3, 2023, following Tommy Boy’s entire catalog of music being sold to Reservoir Media for $100 million.
Condolences to the family of Trugoy.