Members of De La Soul release a “Dear Dave” letter
In February, the Hip Hop community lost, Dave Jolicoeur, 54, a prominent musical artist from the legendary group, De La Soul. Now nearly a month later, the remaining members of De La Soul release a letter thanking Jolicoeur for his creative involvement and for being the heart of the group over the years.
You were the heart of our group. You brought so much creativity, energy, and passion to our music, and your influence will be felt for years to come.
Your passing is a great loss not only to us, but also to the entire hip-hop community. You were a true artist who used music to inspire and uplift others, and you will be deeply missed by all who knew you.
This is heavy on our hearts and minds but we are smiling and even laughing at all the great times we shared with you. As we attempt to navigate this world without you, we stand grateful and proud of all you accomplished on this earth.
We would like to say thank you Dave for being a big brother. Thank you for being a friend. Thank you for the wise words placed in your verses. Thank you for the music you produced that is loved by so many. Thank you for never wanting to compromise the quality of our brand. Thank you for helping us become a group that will remain etched in the timeline of hip hop culture as well as the fabric of music and for now on when we perform “Ring Ring Ring Ha Ha Hey” we will say “2-2-2-2-222 we got an angel in heaven who can talk to you”.
We love you Dave and thank you Dave!
Everyone, please celebrate the life and legacy of Dave Jolicoeur, Trugoy the Dove, Plug 2, Dave.
Our music is now available digitally on all streaming services now! We did it Dave!Credit: DeLaSoul.com