Three 6 Mafia rapper Gangsta Boo has died aged 43.
The artist – actual title Lola Mitchell – was discovered lifeless on Sunday (January 1) in keeping with a report from native Memphis information outlet Fox 13.
Her Three 6 Mafia bandmate DJ Paul Ok.O.M. then confirmed the information, sharing a photograph of her DJing in tribute. The rapper’s explanation for dying is presently unknown.
Gangsta Boo joined Three 6 Mafia when she was simply 15, after catching the eye of DJ Paul throughout a faculty expertise present. In addition to happening to launch numerous influential LPs with the group, she additionally launched a debut solo album titled ‘Enquiring Minds’ in 1998.
In 2001, she left Three 6 Mafia to pursue her solo profession, releasing additional albums ‘Each Worlds *69’ (2001) and ‘Enquiring Minds II: The Cleaning soap Opera’ (2003).
Extra just lately, she has collaborated with Run The Jewels, Blood Orange, Gucci Mane, Clipping. and extra, whereas a brand new undertaking known as ‘The BooPrint’ was reportedly within the works for a 2023 launch.
Discussing her affect on the following technology of rappers, Gangsta Boo informed Billboard final month: “I’ve to confess, respectfully and humbly, that I’m the blueprint. I hear my cadence in quite a lot of males and feminine rappers.
“I used to run away from it. I used to didn’t wish to even give myself flowers as a result of I’ve been so low-key and humble, however I’m on some fuck that shit. It’s time to say what’s mine. I’m one of many fundamental bitches. And it feels enjoyable to nonetheless have the ability to look good and be related in a spot the place I don’t have this million-dollar machine behind me and I’ve all my pure physique elements, no shade to those that don’t. However it simply feels nice to face in your self and look within the mirror and be like, ‘Wow, you probably did that.’”
Paying tribute to Gangsta Boo following information of her dying embrace Missy Elliott, Questlove, Juicy J, Run The Jewels’ El-P, Ty Dolla $ign and extra.
El-P wrote: “i don’t have the phrases but. i simply know we misplaced part of our household at the moment. we love you, Lola. thanks my pal. our sister without end.”
Questlove added: “Gangsta Boo. relaxation in melody.”
See a number of tributes to the late rapper under.
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 1, 2023
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 2, 2023
Lengthy reside my house woman Gangsta Boo 🖤🤞🏾 Queen of the M 👑 !
— TyDolla$ign (@tydollasign) January 1, 2023