Tributes are being paid to former Unhealthy Boy Information rapper Black Rob, who has died aged 51.
The rapper’s demise was confirmed by a number of of his mates and former collaborators together with rapper Mark Curry, who revealed Rob had passed away in a video on social media, and singer-songwriter and producer Mario Winans.
“This hit my coronary heart……. we are going to NEVER overlook you brother! RIP BLACK ROB!” Winans wrote in an Instagram publish earlier this night (April 17). His actual reason behind demise has not but been revealed.
Final week, a video surfaced that showed Rob (real name Robert Ross) lying down in a hospital bed, saying he was affected by “loopy ache”.
Within the days that adopted, Rob revealed in another video, shared by DJ Self, that he was homeless and battling well being points together with kidney failure, which DJ Self confirmed.
“Oh man, I’ve been coping with this for 5 years. 4 strokes … I don’t know what to inform you man. Shit is loopy. The shit is difficult,” he admitted. “I don’t acquired no home to stay in — besides possibly an house. Me and my man be attempting to get collectively. I’m telling you man, this shit is unusual. It’s laborious, you realize what I’m saying?”
Born on July 12, 1969, Rob started his profession utilizing the moniker Bacardi Rob. He began out as a part of rap group the Schizophrenics, alongside Alto and Godzilla, earlier than becoming a member of Diddy‘s Unhealthy Boy Information within the mid-1990s.
He appeared on tracks such because the remix of 112’s ‘Come See Me’, Ma$e‘s ’24 Hrs. To Stay’, Complete’s ‘What About Us’, and Diddy’s (fka Puff Daddy) ‘I Love You Child’, earlier than delivering the hip-hop anthem ‘Whoa!’ in 2000.
That very same 12 months he launched his debut album, ‘Life Story’, which along with ‘Whoa!’ and ‘I Love You Child’ additionally featured ‘Spanish Fly’, his collaboration with Jennifer Lopez. The album was licensed platinum by the RIAA.
He launched his second album, ‘The Black Rob Report’, in 2005, adopted by the albums ‘Sport Examined, Streets Accredited’ (2011) and ‘Real Article’ (2015).
Tributes have begun to pour in for Black Rob. “RIP to one in every of Unhealthy Boy’s most interesting, storyteller supreme, Black Rob,” Skyzoo mentioned on Twitter.
A-Trak wrote: “Rattling, RIP Black Rob. Shit is an excessive amount of,” whereas Scorching 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg tweeted: “Relaxation In Peace Black Rob … clearly the enduring hit is ‘whoa’ however for me it’s all the time gonna be about ‘I really like you child’ off the puff daddy and the household album.”
RIP to one in every of Unhealthy Boy’s most interesting, storyteller supreme, Black Rob 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/2h5g7lvQnj
— Skyzoo (@skyzoo) April 17, 2021
Rattling, RIP Black Rob.
Shit is an excessive amount of. 😔
— DJ Male Grooming (@atrak) April 17, 2021
Relaxation In Peace Black Rob … clearly the enduring hit is “whoa” however for me it is all the time gonna be about “I really like you child” off the puff daddy and the household album … 🙏🏼
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) April 17, 2021
See extra tributes to the rapper under:
One other unhappy day in Hip Hop with the passing of Black Rob! It saddens me much more that his video of crying out for assist that was very just lately. Let’s present love when ppl are right here, not after they go. Relaxation Simple King ❤️🙏🏼🕊 pic.twitter.com/BYAPKn0JRX
— Premium Pete (@PremiumPete) April 17, 2021
RIP Black Rob !!!!!
— Younger Guru (@Young_Guru) April 17, 2021
RIP Black Rob, one of many nice millennium-era crime rap novelists, gruff however with Harlem slickness, who endured fireplace & brimstone to briefly attain the apex, earlier than gravity and the legislation took maintain. In fact, “Whoa,” which owned the world for a full 12 months, the platonic tunnel banger. pic.twitter.com/MURkLLdFYK
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) April 17, 2021
RIP Black Rob… pic.twitter.com/Wi0ZauMVY9
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) April 17, 2021
relaxation in peace black rob, simply one of many extra unsung heroes of the height unhealthy boy period and harlem rappers who created magnificence out of gritty, wild storytelling. his largest solo effort wound up inspiring one of many best houston rap songs ever. pic.twitter.com/b1vaPK1jMw
— Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) April 17, 2021
— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) April 17, 2021
Relaxation In Peace Black Rob 💔 🕊 pic.twitter.com/2aNxllY0Y6
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) April 17, 2021
Relaxation simple Black Rob!!❤️❤️❤️😔😔😔🙏🙏🙏
— Parks (@parksmusic) April 17, 2021
RIP to Black Rob, who handed away resulting from kidney failure on the age of 51.
I used to be honoured to work PR for his Sport Examined, Streets Accredited (Duck Down Music), now sadly his closing studio album. He shall be missed by many. pic.twitter.com/YN4ckWI423
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) April 17, 2021
Black Rob deserved higher from this world. I pray his struggling has come to an finish. I’m glad he was capable of converse and be seen previous to his passing. His visibility and his situation ought to be a reminder to understand well being and never go away the sick and ageing behind. Godspeed, sir.
— Karlie Hustle (@THEkarliehustle) April 17, 2021