Force MD’s Member Trisco Pearson Has Passed Away
1980s and 1990s group Force M.D.’s (f/k/a Force M.C.’s) were at the frontier of bridging Hip-Hop with R&B and New Jack Swing. The popular New York City outfit which has included a number of members since its 1981 Rap inception would find greater success with hits such as 1985’s “Tender Love” and 1987’s “Love Is A House,” both released on Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records.
The music community has learned that one of the M.D.’s, Trisco Pearson has passed away. The Staten Island, New York MC/singer was battling Stage 4 cancer before he died yesterday (September 16).
“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 M.D.’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 M.D.’s Family,” wrote the surviving members of band on the official Facebook page.
The Force M.D.’s had planned an October 1 fundraiser concert for Trisco, called “Fighting With Trisco.”
As mentioned in the post, past M.D.’s members T.C.D. and Mercury died. Charles “Mercury” Nelson died from heart attack in 1995. Antoine “TCD” Lundy battled ALS before his 1998 death. One of the group’s DJs, DJ Dr. Rock died, reportedly due to natural causes, in 1996.
The Force M.D.’s reconnected with their Hip-Hop roots care of three vocal appearances on Ghostface Killah’s 1996 solo debut, Ironman. Their seminal album Chillin’ was recently re-released by Rhino Records.The group last released 2000 album The Reunion.
Ambrosia For Heads extends condolences to the family of Trisco Pearson, the Force M.D.’s, and their fans.