- 14 Aug 23
Members of the music community have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late hip-hop legend.
Magoo, perhaps best known as one half of Timbaland & Magoo, is reported to have died at age 50.
A cause of death for the Virginia rapper, born Melvin Barcliff, is yet to be reported.
Timbaland & Magoo formed in 1989 when the pair met as teenagers and decided to form their own rap group. The duo released three albums together and are best known for their hit ‘Up Jumps Da Boogie’ as well as their work with Missy Elliot.
In 2021, Blackground Records teamped up with Empire Distribution for a re-release of the entire Timbaland & Magoo catalogue.
This deal made it possible for the group’s music to be released on streaming platforms for the first time.
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Members of the music community have taken to social media to pay tribute to the hip-hop legend.
“I don’t even know how to say anything at this point ,I will mis you maganooo that’s what we called him ….. totally one of the best ever in my eyes always pressing forward I know we didn’t talk alot but the love was and will be always there my brotha,” said r&b songwriter Ginuwine on Instagram.
“I will see you soon bro 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 dont wanna feel the pain so you wanna be gone also,” he added.