Rapper Magoo, half of Timbaland & Magoo, dies at 50

Magoo, the hip-hop artiste who was half of the duo Timbaland & Magoo, has died at the age of 50. News of his death began circulating on social media on Sunday night, but no cause of death has been revealed.

Magoo, born Melvin Greer in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1972, met Timbaland in the late 1980s and they began making music together. In 1997, they released their debut album, Welcome to Our World, which featured the hit single “Up Jumps Da Boogie.” They went on to release two more albums together, Indecent Proposal (2001) and Under Construction Part II (2003).

In addition to his work with Timbaland, Magoo also collaborated with Missy Elliott and Aaliyah. He was a founding member of the Virginia hip-hop group Surrounded by Idiots, which also included Pharrell Williams.

Tributes to Magoo have been pouring in on social media. Timbaland wrote on Twitter, “RIP Magoo. My brother. My friend. I love you.” Missy Elliott said, “I’m so heartbroken. I can’t believe my brother is gone.”

Magoo’s death is a major loss to the hip-hop community. He was a talented artist who made a lasting impact on the genre. He will be remembered for his unique voice, his infectious energy, and his commitment to making great music.



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