New Orleans bounce star Nickesse Toney, best known as Nicky Da B, has passed at 24.
While no details have been confirmed his management sent a statement to Do Androids Dance earlier this evening:
“It is with heaviness in our hearts today that we confirm the passing of Nicky Da B. Nicky was a beautiful soul and we will always be grateful for his magnetic personality and loving spirit. We were inspired by his talent as much as his tireless optimism, compassion and humility. Our condolences go out to his family at this time.”
Toney is most notably known for his voice in of Diplo’s produced “Express Yourself,” released in 2012. He also released album Don’t Forget About Da B that year.
Director Shomi Patwary, who worked on the the visual for “Express Yourself” took it to Instagram to express himself today. He wrote:
“RIP @NickyDaB I will never forget my first experience of NOLA because of you and your friends, gone too soon, you helped open many windows of opportunity for me without even realizing it”
Fellow bounce artist, Big Freedia also expressed hisself via twitter today.
— Big Freedia (@bigfreedia) September 2, 2014