Questlove shared the news Wednesday in an Instagram post, paying homage from one legend to another.
One Love to Ecstasy of the Legendary #Whodini. This man was legendary and a pivotal member of one of the most legendary groups in hip hop. This is sad man. He wrote.
Hip-hop legend Ecstasy of Whodini has died at the age of 56. His cause of death is unknown.
Whodini is a trio of Hip Hop artists born in Brooklyn, United States and made up of vocalists Jalil Hutchins, John “ Ecstasy ” Fletcher and DJ Drew “ Grandmaster Dee ” Carter and they have 4 albums released in the 80’s and 2 in the 90s’.
Even being contemporaries of large groups such as Run DMC or The fat boys, they managed to leave their own mark, partly thanks to their mix between rap and R&B and, on the other hand, thanks to the high quality of not only their songs but also of your records.
They managed to get two of their albums, Back in Black (not related to AC / DC) and Open Sesame, to be gold, but without a doubt, their greatest achievement was their second album, Escape, which managed to go platinum, one of the first albums of hip hop history to achieve this status.
After their fourth album, the group’s activity declined and they tried to come back with two albums that were well received but did not even come close to the repercussion of the previous ones, and they stopped completely after their last album in 1996. However, they were never officially dissolved. which leaves fans a bit of hope in his return.