Artist Joshua Prince, known professionally as Dust La Rock, has died. He was 38.
Prince was the co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records along with DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs and worked as a designer and artist and art director for A-Trak and his Duck Sauce project. He was responsible for many of the label’s album release artwork and design properties, as well as independent work for major brands including Nike and Scion.
A-Trak confirmed the news online Monday.
RIP Dust La Rock. My ace. Lost a brother today.
— Quavo Ranchero (@atrak) February 3, 2015
Lost one of my dearest friends today. RIP Joshua Prince aka Dust La Rock, original Fool's Gold co-founder… Art director for myself, Fool's Gold and Duck Sauce. You helped define so much of what I stand for. Love you man. Still can't believe this.
So far, no further news has been released.
Friends and supporters from the music community offered condolences online.
RIP Dust La Rock. Great Guy, Great Artist. Smh.
— #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) February 3, 2015
I’m absolutely crushed Dust La Rock passed. Such an amazing person and great friend. You’re gonna be missed.
— AC Slater (@djacslater) February 3, 2015
Sending our love & condolences to the friends & fam of #DustLaRock, a great guy & graphic artist behind such brands as @FoolsGoldRecs & more
— Okayplayer.com (@okayplayer) February 3, 2015
R.I.P. @DustLaRock. So shocked and sad right now. You were truly inspirational, iconic and an honor to work with. You will be deeply missed.
— Мишка (@MishkaNYC) February 3, 2015
A deeply creative person. “@nicodxmvs: RIP Dust La Rock. Aesthetically defined a very influential movement in music. pic.twitter.com/MWvtY8sOYQ”
— Ghostly (@ghostly) February 3, 2015
R.I.P. DUST LA ROCK. deepest condolences to friends and family.
— NADASTROM (@NADASTROM) February 3, 2015
Our thoughts are with @FoolsGoldRecs Crew. Dust La Rock was truly one of the great ones – professionally & personally. RIP.
— Innovative Leisure (@ILRecords) February 3, 2015