De La Soul, one of the most influential hip-hop groups of the late 80s and early 90s, has a new hero in their corner: Trugoy the Dove.
Trugoy, whose real name is Vincent Mason, was a subtle genius behind the scenes of De La Soul’s success. He helped the group craft relatable lyrics and melodies, and his influence can be heard in some of their biggest hits.
Mason’s career as a producer and rapper began in the early 80s. He was a founding member of the rap group Stetsasonic, and he later went on to produce albums for De La Soul and other artists.
Mason’s work with De La Soul was integral to the group’s success. He helped them craft catchy hooks and memorable lyrics that resonated with their fans. He also provided the group with a unique sound that set them apart from other hip-hop acts.
Mason passed away in 2017, but his legacy lives on in De La Soul’s music. His influence can still be heard in their songs, and his influence on hip-hop as a whole is undeniable.
Trugoy the Dove was a subtle genius who helped make De La Soul relatable, and his contributions to the group’s success will never be forgotten.