De La Soul pays homage to Trugoy the Dove during ‘Tonight Show’ performance

Written by on March 17, 2023


De La Soul appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they honored their late member Trugoy the Dove. Taking the stage, they performed their hit classic “Stakes Is High,” receiving a little help from The Roots.

Maseo took on turntable duties, Questlove played the drums and Black Thought joined Posdnuos, filling in for Trugoy the Dove, whose image was displayed on the onstage screen.

“It’s a moment in our lives that was really important,” Trugoy, born David Jolicoeur, said in a clip that played throughout the studio. “It guided us in a direction that made us who we are today. Fighting for our music, fighting for our legacy.”

“Thank you, Dave!” Pos concluded the segment.

De La Soul’s been celebrating their catalog dropping on streaming services, one of the many topics they discussed with Jimmy on the couch. According to DJ Drama, they’ll soon be releasing a Gangsta Grillzmixtape. No details about the forthcoming project were disclosed; it remains to be seen whether Trugoy, who passed away in February, will be included.

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