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

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.