Rapper Magoo, greatest recognized for collaborating with fellow hip-hop star Timbaland, has handed away on the age of fifty, as well-known buddies paid tribute.
The musician, actual title Melvin Barcliff, is alleged to have died on Sunday with no recognized explanation for dying.
The unhappy information was introduced by fellow R&B star and music producer Digital Black in a put up shared on his Instagram.
When posting a photograph from Magoo and Timbaland’s 1997 album Welcome To Our World, he wrote, “Man can’t believe this fucking RIH Magoo big brother wasn’t ready for this at all #superfriends”.
Singer Ginuwine, actual title Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, rushed to share his condolences whereas reminding followers that “time is short.”
RIP: Rapper Magoo, greatest recognized for collaborating with fellow hip-hop star Timbaland, has handed away at age 50 (pictured in 2011)
Rap stars: Magoo (L) pictured with former rap accomplice Timbaland (R) in 2004
Big hit: Magoo (far proper) and Timbaland (far left) had their largest hit Up Jumps Da Boogie in 1997 with Missy Elliot (L) and Aaliyah (R)
He wrote, ‘I don’t even know how you can say something at this level, I’ve now misplaced 3 buddies to LIFE in a month and it’s due date.
“This guy used to push me… I will miss you maganooo, that’s what we called him… totally one of the best ever in my eyes always pushing forward. I know we didn’t talk much, but love was and always will be there my broth,’
He continued, “I’ll see you soon, we all have our date and I’m expecting the bro hug when I get there.”
“I hate going through this and losing people we love sometimes it makes you feel like you don’t want to feel the pain so you want to be gone too… hurt hurts.. man oh man blessings to the family all my condolences.’
While fellow artists ORyan Omri Browner wrote, ‘Damn rest in heaven Mag a nu’.
And rapper Mr Dalvin said, ‘He was such a good guy’.
MailOnline has reached out to the late rapper’s representatives for confirmation.
Fans were also heartbroken by the news with one writing, “No, no, no, you guys can’t be real.”
Heartbreak: The unhappy information was introduced by fellow R&B star and music producer Digital Black in a put up shared on his Instagram
Much missed: Fellow rap stars had been fast to pay tribute
With a second comment: ‘Nooooo what happened!!!’.
And a 3rd added: “It’s always someone you don’t expect death to be much worse.”
Someone else wrote: ‘Ommgg Nooooo not Magoo’.
Another stated, ‘DAMN yo, I’ve met him earlier than….. good dude’.
While a fellow fan wrote, “DAMN yo, I’ve met him before….. good dude.”
And: ‘Damn….. RIP Magoo’.
Friends: Magoo (R) and Timbaland (L) are each from Norfolk, Virginia, and first met once they had been youngsters earlier than taking the music trade by storm (pictured collectively in 2011)
Sad stuff: Fans had been additionally heartbroken by the information with one writing: ‘No, no, no, you guys can’t be actual’
Magoo and Timbaland had been each from Norfolk, Virginia, and first met once they had been youngsters earlier than taking the music trade by storm.
They launched their debut album, Welcome to Our World, in 1997, which spawned their highest-charting single, Up Jumps da Boogie.
They launched two extra albums Indecent Proposal in 2001 and Under Construction, Part II in 2003 – a follow-up to girlfriend Missy Elliot’s album from the earlier 12 months.
Timbaland then made a reputation for himself as a file producer and labored with Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Madonna, amongst others.