Magoo has reportedly passed away at the age of 50. He was best known for his work as one-half of Timbaland & Magoo. The duo released several hit songs in the 1990s and early 2000s, including â€œUp Jumps da Boogie.â€ According to HipHopDX, Digital Black, of the group Playa, was the first to break the news on Instagram. The rapperâ€™s cause of death remains unclear.
â€œMan canâ€™t believe this RIP Magoo damn big bro wasnt ready for this at all #superfriends,â€ he wrote in his post. Ginuwine also appeared to reference in passing in a post on Sunday night. It reads: â€œTimes get rough but we keep on pushing just heard some news I hope it ainâ€™t true â€¦I just want everyone to know that time is short love who you love and make sure they know it.â€
Magoo Reunites With Timbaland
Plenty of fans shared posts reflecting on Magooâ€™s impact in the wake of the news. One wrote on X: â€œRest In Peace Magoo. â€˜Welcome To Our Worldâ€™ is a personal classic which contained some of the best Timbaland production of that era. Magoo had a number of enjoyable verses and features â€” an integral part of the Bassment Crew.â€ Another wrote: â€œRest In Peace to VA Hip-Hop Legend Magoo. Iâ€™m Devastated. I was just mentioning Him in an Interview. Iâ€™m in Shock, Bro. A Supafriends Crew Member. With Static and Aaliyah. I memorized damn near The whole â€˜Welcome To Our Worldâ€™ album with his verses. Canâ€™t believe this.â€
Digital Black Announces Magooâ€™s Passing
In addition to â€œUp Jumps da Boogie,â€ Timbaland & Magoo released three studio albums together as a duo. Their first, Welcome to Our World, released in 1997, with a second, Indecent Proposal, coming in 2001. They released their final album together, Under Construction, Part II, in 2003. No further details regarding Magooâ€™s reported passing have been announced. Be on the lookout for further updates regarding a possible statement from his family or Timbaland on HotNewHipHop.