New Orleans Bounce Star, Nicky Da B, Dead At 24


Adelle Platon | September 3, 2014 - 3:55 pm

New Orleans bounce rapper, Nicky Da B, recognized for his contribution to Diplo’s “Express Yourself” has passed away. According to The Times-Picayune, the artist’s manager, Rusty Lazer, said that Nicky, real name Nickesse Toney, died “after a brief illness.” The confirmation comes after Big Freedia announced the news on Twitter Thursday:

Diplo also took to his timeline to honor Nicky, revealing that they had been working on his next album.

Nicky’s management released this official statement on his death:

Remember Nicky through his sounds of bounce below.