De La Soul, ‘The Tonight Show’ Crowd Honor David Jolicoeur In Touching Moment
De La Soul’s Vincent “Maseo” Mason and Kelvin “Posdnuos” Mercer watched as “The Tonight Show” viewers thanked David “Trugoy The Dove” Jolicoeur ― the late founding member of the Grammy-winning hip-hop group ― throughout a short, heartfelt tribute on Thursday.
Jolicoeur died on Feb. 12 at age 54. No explanation for dying had been introduced, however the rapper was open about affected by congestive coronary heart failure lately.
His dying occurred weeks forward of the Long Island hip-hop group’s whole catalog hitting streaming providers, a launch that adopted years of authorized disputes that saved its first six initiatives off digital platforms.
Mason, who sat alongside Mercer for an interview with Jimmy Fallon, thanked Reservoir Media for its function within the Grammy-winning group’s long-awaited catalog launch earlier than his shoutout to Jolicoeur.
“Can you please say for me ‘thank you, Dave?’” Mason requested the gang.
“Thank you, Dave,” the gang responded.
“Tonight, he’s watching,” Fallon added.
De La Soul celebrated the “bittersweet” catalog launch throughout the interview. Mason mirrored on how Prince Paul, who produced De La Soul’s debut album, “3 Feet High and Rising,” “implemented” the group’s freedom.
He recalled that shifting from Brooklyn to Long Island received him nearer to his dream, as he was capable of meet the long-lasting producer.
Mason and Mercer later appeared again at their first efficiency at hip-hop band Stetsasonic’s launch celebration in entrance of the likes of Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Big Daddy Kane.
“We did [one] song and I remember DMC came backstage and was like ‘yo, do the song again,’ it was just amazing,” Mercer mentioned.
De La Soul then linked up with The Roots to carry out “Stakes Is High,” the titular Jay Dee-produced monitor from the group’s 1996 album.
You can try De La Soul’s soulful efficiency on “The Tonight Show” beneath.