Magoo, Timbaland's former musical partner, dies at 50 RIP.

Rappers Timbaland and Magoo emerged from Norfolk, Virginia, in the late 1990s with a new sound and a hit record, "Up Jumps da Boogie."


Timbaland announced on social media that Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff, half of the combo, had died. The reason of death has not been disclosed.


"This one is a little different. Melvin nicknamed Magoo, long live!!! Tim and Magoo for life. Timbaland (aka Tim Mosley) wrote, "Rest easy, my king."


Magoo was recalled by fellow musicians like as Dru Hill's Digital Black (aka Benjamin Bush) and Ginuwine, who sent a poignant tribute on Instagram.


"This dude always pushed me … I will miss 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 much, but the love was and always will be there, my bro," Ginuwine wrote.


Magoo released "Welcome to Our World" in 1997 with Timbaland, his childhood pal, and featured Aaliyah and fellow Virginian Missy Elliott on their first hit, "Up Jumps da Boogie."


Magoo is credited for connecting Elliott to Timbaland, which led in one of hip-hop's most legendary collaborations, beginning with their collaboration on her 1997 debut, "Supa Dupa Fly."


"Magoo said."I'm going to be honest: I didn't enjoy any of it." I never felt like Tim and I got to enjoy our early years, and it never seemed like we were part of this million-selling group."