Timbaland's Former Partner Magoo Has Reportedly Passed Away

Timbaland’s Former Partner Magoo Has Reportedly Passed Away

A former collaborator with music producer, Timbaland has passed away at the age of 50.

Virginia native, Magoo, who was the lyrical component of the hip-hop group, Timbaland & Magoo has recently died. He was only 50 years old. The sad news was revealed initially by Digital Black, of the group Playa. He posted the revelation on his Instagram page on Sunday, August 13.

The cause of death for Magoo, who was born Melvin Barcliff hasn’t officially been disclosed publicly.

“Man can’t believe this RIH Magoo damn big bro wasnt ready for this at all #superfriends


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The duo initially was introduced to the hip-hop world back in 1997 when they released their debut album, “Welcome to Our World.” The platinum-selling album had the hit single, “Up Jumps da Boogie”. When the hip-hop audience first heard Magoo’s voice, they mistook it for A Tribe Called Quest’s lead, Q-Tip. The Norfolk, VA  friends released two more albums, “Indecent Proposal” several years later in 2001 and then in 2003 with “Under Construction, Part II.”

“Pony” singer and fellow recording artist Ginuwine acknowledged Magoo’s death on social media. He also expressed that Magoo wasn’t the only friend he has lost in the last month.

“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 ….this dude , always pushed me …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 , I will see you soon bro we all have our date and I’m expecting the bro hug when I get there”

There has been no public acknowledgment from Timbaland, but he received tribute from people across Twitter.

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