Magoo Dies At Age 50

Digital Black, a member of Playa, announced the news on Sunday.

Magoo, one of the first Virginia rappers to go platinum and half of the duo Timbaland & Magoo, has reportedly passed away. He was 50 years old.

Digital Black, of the group Playa, broke the news via his Instagram account on Sunday (August 13).

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“Man can’t believe this RIP Magoo damn big bro wasnt ready for this at all #superfriends,” he captioned a post featuring the album cover of Timbaland & Magoo’s album Welcome To Our World.

A cause of death has not been publicly released.

Timbaland & Magoo was originally formed in 1989 when they were just teenagers. The duo was best known for their single “Up Jumps Da Boogie,” They released three albums and were well-known for their work with fellow Virginian Missy Elliott.

Two years ago, there was an effort to re-release the full Timbaland & Magoo catalog by Blackground Records and Empire Distribution. That deal allowed the catalog to be released to streaming platforms, making it available to larger audiences.

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