Today, rap and hip-hop music are mourning the loss of one of its most beloved and influential figures, Trugoy, otherwise known as Plug Two of the rap group De La Soul. Trugoy’s untimely passing has sent shockwaves through the industry and has seen “RIP Trugoy” trending on social media as fans and friends alike express their sorrow from his loss.
De La Soul was formed in 1987, and in their 33 year career, the group has truly left an indelible mark on music, becoming one of the most influential rap and hip-hop acts of all-time. While the group’s original trio consisted of Maseo, Posdnuos and Trugoy, it was Trugoy’s distinct, often playful, vocal style that made him an irreplaceable part of the group’s signature sound and cemented him as one of the most recognizable figures in rap and hip-hop.
Trugoy was a key figure in the group’s sound and their success, as they released some of the best rap and hip-hop albums of all time. Their debut album, ‘3 Feet High and Rising’, has been praised by contemporary critics and fans alike, often cited as one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop albums of all time. Further albums such as ‘De La Soul is Dead’, ‘Buhloone Mindstate’ and ‘AOI: Bionix’ all helped cement De La Soul as one of the greatest groups of all-time.
De La Soul famously said an artist signing to a major label is the equivalent of modern day slavery. They are one of the most intelligent and wise rap groups ever.
What Was Trugoy aka Plug Two’s Cause of Death?
Trugoy (aka Plug Two) of De La Soul passed away at the age of 48. According to some reports, the cause of death was a long battle with kidney and liver failure.
The music of De La Soul, and Trugoy himself, has left an indelible mark on the music industry, and his sudden passing has left fans and friends all over the world in shock and sorrow. While his legacy will live on through De La Soul’s music, his absence will be sorely missed. RIP Trugoy.