The hip-hop neighborhood is mourning the dying of pioneering Southern feminine rapper and former Three 6 Mafia member Gangsta Boo, who has died on the age of 43.
Drake, Missy Elliott, Ty Dolla $ign and Freddie Gibbs are among the many many musicians remembering Boo, who was discovered useless on Sunday (Jan. 1) at a house in Memphis, Tennessee, in response to Fox 13 in Memphis, Commercial Appeal and different experiences. The reason behind her dying had not been launched at press time.
“Rest in heaven Gangsta Boo,” Drake captioned a throwback photograph of the late pioneering rapper in his Instagram Story.
Elliott shared the same sentiment, tweeting, “Rest Peacefully @GangstaBooQOM.”
Ty Dolla $ign additionally took to Twitter to recollect the late artist. “Long live my home girl Gangsta Boo Queen of the M,” he wrote.
Gibbs, in the meantime, shared what gave the impression to be a current photograph of himself hanging out with Boo. “Damn we was just together,” the rapper tweeted. “RIP Queen.”
Shortly after the information of her passing, Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul and Juicy J posted tributes to their former bandmate on Instagram. DJ Paul shared an captionless photo of the late rapper, whereas Juicy J posted a snapshot of the pair accompanied by a damaged coronary heart emoji.
“Man we was jus together three weeks ago,” Lil Jon commented in DJ Paul’s publish. “Rest well quenn.”
The Three 6 Mafia members’ tribute posts additionally garnered feedback from Ludacris, Bun B, Outkast’s Big Boi, Ty Dolla $ign, Jay Rock, Krayzie Bone, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, and others.
On New Year’s Eve, Boo shared a video on Instagram about her accomplishments from the previous yr. “Some of the things that I did in 2022! So fun and productive, climbed out my shell alot!! 2023 go be 23’n! #JORDAN #BOOPRINT #recap Happy New 2023 everyone!” she captioned the clip.
Boo, whose actual title was Lola Mitchell, was born within the Whitehaven part of Memphis on Aug. 7, 1979. She joined native hip-hop collective Three 6 Mafia — based by DJ Paul, Juicy J and Lord Infamous — on the age of 15 in 1994. That identical yr, she recorded her first solo tune with the group, “Cheefa Da Reefa.” The monitor would set the tone for the Memphis femcee, who later unveiled her hottest hit “Where Dem Dollas At?” from her 1998 debut album, Enquiring Minds.
She went gone via quite a few transformations throughout her profession, renaming herself Lady Boo in 2001 and releasing quite a few solo albums. In 2013, she joined Da Mafia 6ix earlier than the passing of band member Lord Infamous in December of that yr. In 2014, she and Da Mafia 6ix’s different femcee La Chat, additionally recorded Witch collectively.
In current months, Boo was featured on GloRilla and Latto’s collaboration “F— The Club Up,” a play off Three 6 Mafia’s “Tear Da Club Up.”
“This one hit different,” Latto tweeted after discovering her passing. “I’m just glad I got to feel your embrace & give u ur flowers before u left us BIG BOO 4L.”
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