Black Rob Dies: Rapper Formerly With Bad Boy Records Was 51

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Rapper Black Rob, best known for his affiliation with P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records, died on Saturday. ... Born Robert Ross, Black Rob grew up in East Harlem, beginning to rap before reaching his teenage years. At age 22, he began performing with his first rap group, the Schizophrenics, under the stage name “Bacardi Rob.” DeadlineBlack Rob Dies: Rapper Formerly With Bad Boy Records Was 51

Diddy's Former Bad Boy Records Rapper Black Rob Has Died At 51

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Atlanta, GA – The Hip Hop community has suffered another monumental loss. According to legendary New York City promotor Van Silk, former Bad Boy Records artist Black Rob passed away on Saturday (April 17). DJ Self confirmed his death via Instagram and noted he’d died in an Atlanta hospital.

The “Whoa!” rapper suffered a series of strokes beginning in 2015 and was hospitalized earlier this month but no official cause of death has been revealed.

“We’ve lost another member of our Hip Hop family,” Van Silk tells HipHopDX. “Many may have been unaware that Black Rob has been sick over the years until Mark Curry posted the video from the hospital. My memory of Black Rob was when he use to come by DJ Kay Slay’s studio to do the mixtapes. He was a someone who you would just wanna hang around with. May my brother Rest In Heaven.”

The death feels particularly crushing considering DMX passed away just eight days ago and found Black Rob offering his condolences from a hospital bed, causing concern among his fans. And rightfully so.

Fellow Bad Boy Records rapper Mark Curry had been updating people on his condition, revealing he’d been released from the hospital last week.

“It’s overwhelming to how many people care about our legends but he just got discharged from the hospital,” he said via Instagram. “This is something that Rob’s been going through so I don’t know who put it out there like whatever it may be. He’s good but we gon’ talk later on today.”

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In another Instagram video, Black Rob talked about what he was going through, explaining, “Oh man, I’ve been dealing with this for five years,” he says. “Four strokes … I don’t know what to tell you man. Shit is crazy. This shit is hard. I don’t got no house to live in — except maybe an apartment. Me and my man be trying to get together. I’m telling you man, this shit is strange.

“It’s hard, you know what I’m saying? I don’t know what the people want to do, what the people going to say. I need some rest, man. Really, man. I need some rest. My side is killing me. Oh shit. I don’t want to talk about it no more. ”

— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) April 11, 2021

In a follow-up Instagram video posted on Wednesday (April 14), Mark Curry said Bad Boy Records founder Diddy had reached out to Black Rob — despite people assuming he was leaving Black Rob to struggle.

“Puffy, we need your help and you are reaching out,” Curry said at the time. “You’re trying to help. We’re not trying to say he’s not. He’s really trying to help.”

Unsurprisingly, tributes are pouring in on social media. Check out some of the reactions below. HipHopDX sends our condolences to Black Rob’s family and all those who loved him.

Mark Curry has revealed that former Bad Boy recording artist Black Rob has passed away.#RIPBlackRob pic.twitter.com/VGnC5wLGMM

— Versey (@VerseyMusic) April 17, 2021

— Young Guru (@Young_Guru) April 17, 2021

Rest In Peace BLACK ROB. He was a great MC and a good dude. My favorite line from him was "Ran out of ammo and started throwing bottles".

This joint right here tho with @BUCKWILD_DITC made history.#HARLEM #NYC #HIPHOP https://t.co/Lc2t5Xltj6

— R.A. the Rugged Man (@RAtheRuggedMan) April 17, 2021

RIP Black Rob 🙏🏾🕊 pic.twitter.com/x5bp2iIqpM

— DDOT. (@DDotOmen) April 17, 2021

RIP to one of Bad Boy’s finest, storyteller supreme, Black Rob 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/2h5g7lvQnj

— Skyzoo (@skyzoo) April 17, 2021

Rest In Peace Black Rob 💔 🕊 pic.twitter.com/2aNxllY0Y6

— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) April 17, 2021

You just had to be there….

RIP Black Rob 🙏🏾🕊 pic.twitter.com/X3EZp9ofx9

— Ricky Vaughn (@CamronSanto) April 17, 2021

RIP Black Rob, one of the great millennium-era crime rap novelists, gruff but with Harlem slickness, who endured fire & brimstone to briefly reach the apex, before gravity and the law took hold. Of course, "Whoa," which owned the world for a full year, the platonic tunnel banger. pic.twitter.com/MURkLLdFYK

— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) April 17, 2021

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Diddy's Former Bad Boy Records Rapper Black Rob Has Died At 51

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Former Bad Boy Rapper Black Rob Dead At 51

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Black Rob, the former Bad Boy artist who scored a smash hit in 2000 with “Whoa!” and guest-starred on hit singles such as “Let’s Get It” with G Dep and Diddy and “Bad Boy For Life,” has reportedly passed away. He was 51. The news was confirmed by former Bad Boy singer and producer Mario Winans on Instagram as well as Mark Curry.

“This hit my heart……. we will NEVER forget you brother!” he wrote on Saturday (April 17). “RIP BLACK ROB!”

Curry, one of Rob’s collaborators on Bad Boy in the early 2000s, shared a tearful video confirming his passing.

“I wanna thank everybody for the donations … Rob passed away. Bout an hour ago.” he said. “I need for his daughter, Iona Ross, little Robert Ross, y’all get in touch with me, please.”

On April 9, a video surfaced of the rapper hospitalized and frail while discussing the life and legacy of DMX, who died earlier that day. Although the specifics regarding his condition were made unknown, he was subsequently released from the hospital days later where he revealed he was homeless and dealing with a number of health issues. Fans quickly wondered why his former label boss Diddy hadn’t reached out to help him but according to Curry, the two had begun speaking recently.

A GoFundMe was soon created in his honor to help with housing.

Born in New York, Rob (real name Robert Ross) grew up in Harlem and made his debut on Bad Boy in 1996 on the remix to 112’s “Come See Me”. Over the years, he contributed to numerous Bad Boy remixes and singles, most notably “24 Hrs. To Live” featuring Mase, The LOX and DMX as well as “I Love You Baby” from Puff Daddy and The Family’s 1997 album, No Way Out.

As 1999 came, Rob would release his debut album on Bad Boy titled Life Story. Powered by the hit single “Whoa!,” he would achieve his first platinum plaque. He would continue guesting on Bad Boy features including “Bad Boy For Life” and “Let’s Get It” but not achieve the same highs as “Whoa!” After suffering various health and legal setbacks, Rob revealed he suffered a stroke in his sleep during a 2015 interview with Sway In The Morning.

“It ain’t no drugs, I’ll tell you that,” he said. “I had high blood pressure and being that I had that, that takes a lot out of a brotha. I had a stroke, but I got over that. I can show you how to get over that.”

Our thoughts and prayers with Black Rob’s family during this difficult time.

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Fans pay homage to Black Rob on Twitter

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Black Rob has become a trending topic on Twitter as tweets honoring his legacy continue to flood timelines.

Many posts include Rob’s bass-knocking 2000 anthem “Whoa” and the fond memories fans have of the song when it was released over 20 years ago. Others, were quick to acknowledge Black Rob was more than “Whoa.” He put out several good albums like his platinum debut Life Story and recorded a handful of notable features.

Athletic apparel retailer Footaction wrote, “Leaving this classic here. Rest In Peace Black Rob.” One Tweeter wrote, “Whoa is on full blast at our house right now. We’re playing every feature. It warms and hurts my heart listening to my tots sing along. Rest In Peace, Black Rob.”

“Damn bro all the OG rappers passing away like it’s nothing smh RIP Black Rob,” another fan tweeted. “No longer suffering but sad to go #BlackRob #RIPBlackRob,” @ImKimnottellin tweeted.

Many fans of the former Bad Boy and Duck Down artist were unaware of his critical condition before DJ Self and Rob’s manager Kal Dawson shared a grim video of the rapper in a hospital bed last weekend. Shortly after the news broke, a GoFundme was created for Rob By Mike Zombie and Mark Curry to assist the rapper with his medical fees and help him find a place to live. Black Rob reportedly landed in the hospital due to kidney failure, though the cause of his death has not been confirmed.

Black Rob has become a trending topic on the popular social media platform as tweets honoring his legacy continue to flood timelines. “Sleep in paradise Black Rob,” one tweeter wrote. “Rest in power Black Rob. This is a hard one to take man. We were all hoping for him to pull through since that video of him in [the] hospital last week, but I hope he’s found peace and relief now,” another fan tweeted.

Robert “Black Rob” Ross’ legacy is undeniable. He had a profound impact on hip hop and judging by the massive amounts of tweets dedicated to him today, Black Rob will be sincerely missed.

Leaving this classic here. Rest in Peace Black Rob. ️ pic.twitter.com/BEM2RqIxJ6

Rest In Peace #BlackRob. Saw him in concert back in 2016 pic.twitter.com/2JuiUT5xDQ

Rest in Power, I love this energy #BlackRob the tunnel nyc !!!! pic.twitter.com/Qg62sWDE0W

#Whoa is on full blast at our house right now. We're playing every feature . It warms and hurts my heart listening to my tots sing along. Rest in Peace, #BlackRob.

Damn bro all the OG Rappers passing away like it’s nothing smh RIP Black Rob

BLACK ROB - CAN I LIVE ONE OF THE HARDEST HOOKS ... RIP LEGEND pic.twitter.com/ofP0PftaaB

RIP black rob and RIP to DMX this week has been wild man

Sleep in paradise Black Rob!

Rest in power Black Rob. This is a hard one to take man. We were all hoping for him to pull through since that video of him in hospital was circulated last week, but I hope he’s found peace and relief now. https://t.co/VH7W4syCkt

RIP Black Rob pic.twitter.com/x5bp2iIqpM

No longer suffering... but sad to go #BlackRob #Ripblackrob pic.twitter.com/m5jAdQYEGn

Rest In Peace Black Rob #Whoa would forever be a banger

RIP Black Rob and DMX. Thanks for giving us this classic!! pic.twitter.com/nXOw4FspvE

RIP Black Rob pic.twitter.com/PhaYV6weY0

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