Rest in peace, Black Rob. The “Whoa!” The rapper has died, according to his former labelmate Mark Curry. He was 51 years old.
Curry mourned Rob’s death on Instagram on Saturday. “I don’t know where to start this,” he said in the first video. “But I thank everyone for the donations. Rob passed away about an hour ago.”
“Rest in peace with my brother. I was there with him [when he died]”He added in another video.
Rob was previously on Sean “Diddy” Combs’s Bad Boy label. In his video, Curry said that he had spoken with the music mogul. “This is the beginning of a new us. Rob made sure he knew what he had to do before parting ways with this world to make sure we were all okay, and that’s what he did. Bad boy for life, me.”
Rob’s friend DJ Self shared on social media that the rapper suffered from kidney problems last week. A fundraiser for Rob’s medical bills was started on GoFundMe April 11. “We have lost many legends and we cannot afford to lose more,” reads the description. “This is my way of trying to help.”
Donations have arrived, with $ 29,000 raised through Sunday.
Rob was born Robert Ross in Buffalo, New York; He grew up in East Harlem, where he began rapping as a child. The artist released four studio albums and is best known for “Whoa!” Which peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rob and Curry appeared on Diddy’s “Bad Boy 4 Life.” Rob left Bad Boy Records in the mid-2000s, but reunited with the group for various dates on the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour in 2016.
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