Redman has paid homage to De La Soul. The rapper gave the group their flowers during their recent "D.A.I.S.Y. Experience" event in New York. The event celebrated Del La Soul's music arriving on streaming services. It was attended by many names in hip-hop, such as Queen Latifah, Common, and Busta Rhymes. Consisting of tributes about the group's cultural impact, the event also celebrated the life of Trugoy The Dove, who passed away in February.
Paying his respects to the group, Redman said: "Ay Redman in the building, shout out to De La Soul, shout out to my brother Dave Trugoy we gonna miss you my brother rest in power." He continued: "Now if you never been to a De La Soul show you done missed out. Now there's one part of the show that they know I love it's the song that they did with MF Doom 'Rock Co.Kaine Flow,' and when they do that set I lose my fucking mind. Because Dave he be like, 'one more time put your motherfuckin' hands up!' and they just freeze."
Redman's Tribute To De La Soul
Trugoy The Dove, also known as Dave, passed away at the age of 54 on February 12th, earlier this year. Although no cause of death was given, Dave had been having some health issues. He also revealed that he had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure a few years prior to his death. Speaking on the De La Soul Instagram account, the group's Posdnuos wrote: "We would like to say thank you Dave for being a big brother. Thank you for being a friend, and for the wise words placed in your verses." He added: "Thank you for the music you produced that is loved by so many and for never wanting to compromise the quality of our brand."
Posdnuos and Maseo both also paid their respects to their late group member at the "D.A.I.S.Y. Experience" event. Maseo said: "I usually have a lot of words to say, but I'm at a loss for words, yo. My emotions are very displaced. My man is gone, but I appreciate all of y'all all these years for support."