Despite their rapid success and recognition, De La Soul continued to prove
themselves as one of the most original, authentic and creative groups in hip-hop,
with the release of their sophomore album, De La Soul is Dead on May 14,
1991.Featuring once again, the production of visionary producer Prince Paul, their
second album further fanned the flames; landing on charts around the world,
receiving a five-mic rating in The Source and securing Gold status by the RIAA. To
this day, the project is considered one of the groups best albums to date, having
left fans with several certified classics like, "A Roller Skating Jam Named
Saturdays", "Ring, Ring, Ring (Ha Ha Hey)" and "Keepin' the Faith".
Another absolutely essential slice of Hip Hop history that’s been unavailable for some time.
A note from Chrysalis Records:
‘Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the passing of David Jude Jolicoeur. Known to fans as
Trugoy the Dove, he helped define hip-hop for generations as one pillar of the seminal
hip-hop trio De La Soul. We were lucky to have so closely witnessed his remarkable talent.
More than that, we are grateful for his friendship. From our Reservoir family to his De La
brothers, his friends and family, and his fans–we send our deepest sympathies. RIP Dave.’ 🕊️