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.

“MAN WE WAS JUS TOGETHER 3 WEEKS AGO,” Lil Jon wrote. “REST WELL [QUEEN].”

“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.”