(AllHipHop News) Pioneering Hip-Hop group Force MD’s lost another group member with the passing of Trisco Pearson.
Trisco was part of the group, which also consisted of group members Charles “Mercury” Nelson, Jessie Lee Daniels and brothers Stevie D. and Antoine “T.C.D.” Lundy.
The Force MD’s hailed from the Mariners Harbor projects on Staten Island. They honed their skills in the corners of Times Square, where they developed their signature sound, which successfully mashed up Doo-Wop, R&B and Hip-Hop, with unprecedented success.
The Force MD’s sold millions of records thanks to a legendary run of hits that included classics like “Itchin For a Scratch,” “Tears,” “Tender Love,” “Here I Go Again,” “Love Is A House” and others.
They also made a memorable appearance in Russell Simmons’ classic Hip-Hop flick “Krush Groove,” while the single “Tender Love” was a centerpiece of the soundtrack.
The Force MD’s have already lost two of the main group members. Charles Nelson died from a heart attack in 1995, while Antoine Lundy died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1998.
Surviving group members Khalil Lundy, Stevie Lundy and Jesse Daniels issued the following statement to AllHipHop.com:
R.I.P TRISCO PEARSON
Brothers & Sisters and our Friends in Music.
It is with the deepest regret that we announce that One of Our own Trisco Pearson Of The Beloved Group, The Force MD’s has passed and finally went home with no more pain. Trisco was truly our Brother, coming from Staten Island New York to transport talents that reached around the world. We will miss him but know he joins our Brothers TCD and Mercury on the Heavenly concert stage.
The Force MD’s & The Pearson Family Greatly Appreciate Your Love & Support, As We Come Together for our Dear Brother
May he Rest In Peace..
Khalil Lundy, Stevie Lundy, Jesse Daniels and the rest of The Force MDs Family