The famous rapper who was well-known for his work as one half of the duet Timbaland & Magoo, has unexpectedly died at the age of 50 on Sunday, August 13. The sad News was received with a heavy heart and shock as some celebrities also took to social media to express their condolences to the family. Digital Black posted a touching homage to the late rapper on Instagram, expressing shock and sadness over the loss saying;
“Man can’t believe this RIH Magoo damn big bro wasn’t ready for this at all.
I don’t even know how to say anything at this point , I have lost 3 friends now within a month to LIFE and it’s due date,” Ginuwine captioned the post. “This dude , always pushed me …I will miss 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. I will see you soon bro we all have our date and I’m expecting the bro hug when I get there I’m truly efd up right now foreal life is crazy… 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 …pain hurts ..man oh man blessings to the family all of my condolences.”
Real name Melvin Barcliff, Magoo rose to fame as a significant member of the hip-hop group Timbaland & Magoo. He was not only closely linked to the well-known music producer, but also to Missy Elliott.
The rapper’s journey began in 1989, when he met Timbaland while they were both still teenagers. Magoo and Timbaland were a part of the SBI (Surrounded By Idiots) group at this period of their development, along with Larry Live and a budding Pharrell Williams. T .
Born Melvin Barcliff, Magoo hailed from Norfolk, Va. and began working with fellow Virginia native Timbaland in the late 1980s. They released their debut platinum album Welcome to Our World in 1997, which features the gold single “Up Jumps Da Boogie” featuring Missy Elliott and Aaliyah. The duo released two follow-up albums, 2001’s Indecent Proposal and 2003’s Under Construction Part 2. In 2007, Magoo appeared on the track “Board Meeting” from Timbaland Shock Value album.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE