Gangsta Boo useless: Former Three 6 Mafia rapper was 43

Gangsta Boo, rap pioneer and former member of Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, has died. She was 43.

Gangsta Boo’s consultant confirmed information of her dying to Selection. No trigger was given.

Her work with Three 6 Mafia helped propel the group from the Soiled South hip-hop underground to mainstream success within the Nineties and 2000s. She appeared on six albums with Three 6 Mafia, together with its 2000 platinum-certified launch “When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1,” earlier than departing in 2002 to give attention to her solo profession and a derivative group, Da Mafia 6ix.

Gangsta Boo’s debut as a solo artist, 1998’s “Enquiring Minds,” that includes the hit “Where Dem Dollas At,” reached no. 15 on Billboard’s R&B/hip-hop chart. Her follow-up, “Both Worlds *69,” peaked at no. 8 on the identical chart.

In later years, she appeared as a visitor on tracks with artists like Eminem, Gucci Mane, OutKast, Lil Jon, and Run the Jewels. She skilled a revival of curiosity final month, when Latto launched the only “FTCU,” that includes Gangsta Boo and GloRilla.

Many members of the hip-hop neighborhood started posting tributes to Gangsta Boo on social media after Three 6 Mafia member DJ Paul shared a photograph of the rapper Sunday on Instagram.

Among the many artists who mourned Gangsta Boo within the feedback part of DJ Paul’s newest Instagram submit have been 2 Chainz, Lil Jon, Duke Deuce, Paul Wall, Massive Boi and Ludacris.


“Long Live The Queen,” Deuce wrote.

Born Lola Chantrelle Mitchell in Memphis, Gangsta Boo started rapping at age 14, in accordance with Essence journal, and joined Academy Award-winning collective Three 6 Mafia at age 15 in 1994, Billboard stated.

Surviving present and former members of Three 6 Mafia embrace DJ Paul, Juicy J and Crunchy Black. Lord Notorious died of a coronary heart assault in 2013, and Koopsta Knicca succumbed to a stroke in 2015.

“I would honestly say that I have to admit, respectfully and humbly, that I am the blueprint,” Gangsta Boo stated in a latest interview with Billboard.

“I hear my cadence in a lot of men and female rappers. … My sound is a Memphis sound. It’s a Gangsta Boo sound, it’s a Three 6 Mafia sound. So, I am the blueprint and I wear that badge proudly as f—. I used to run away from it. I used to didn’t want to even give myself flowers because I’ve been so low-key and humble, but … it’s time to claim what’s mine.”