(SAMOA) — Legend. Original Gangsta. Pioneer. Rap star.
From the DeeJays who played his music, to the artists who tattooed him — friends who call him "fam" are paying tribute to the late Ted DeVoux, The Godfather, one of the DeVoux Brothers from Carson, Calif., who brought the world Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. — leading the way for Samoans and Pacific Islanders into America's Hip-Hop scene.
A member of the DeVoux family confirmed for Tautalatala that Godfather died after an extended illness.