Dust La Rock, real name Joshua Prince, passed away today.
Fool's Gold lost one of their co-founders today, as A-Trak confirmed with an Instagram post. Joshua Prince aka Dust La Rock, was a co-founder of the independent label alongside A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. He also acted as their art director. He was responsible for designing many covers for the label, including ones for Kid Cudi, Danny Brown and more.
Prince was 38-years old. Presently, the cause of his death is unknown. Many of his friends and affiliates have taken to social media to pay tribute to the creative director. Fool's Gold's website posted the following message about Prince's passing, "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of original Fool’s Gold co-founder and art director Joshua Prince, aka Dust La Rock. His singular talent and uncompromising vision set a foundation for our label as a beacon for artists. He will be missed dearly by the Fool’s Gold family and the creative community at large."
See other messages from artists below. Rest In Peace Dust La Rock.
RIP Dust La Rock. My ace. Lost a brother today.— RIP Duster (@atrak) February 3, 2015
Dust La Rock madethis epic iconic shit 😉 pic.twitter.com/yMyutc2FEh— Scott Mescudi (@KidCudi) February 3, 2015
RIP Dust La Rock ... You inspired me so much!!! .. So shocked at this news .. Can't fucking believe this!!!!— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) February 3, 2015
RIP Dust La Rock. Great Guy, Great Artist. Smh.— #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) February 3, 2015