Black Rob Former Bad Boy Records Rapper Dies At The Age Of 51

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Rapper Black Rob

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Rapper Black Rob, best known for his close ties with P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, died on Saturday. He was 51 years old at the time.

The news was first recorded by TMZ, with Rob’s fellow MCs Mark Curry and DJ Self confirming it on social media.

The cause of death has not been revealed as of yet. However, it is understood that he had been suffering from kidney failure as well as a series of strokes dating back to 2015. He was recently admitted to a hospital in Atlanta, but was later released.

Black Rob, born Robert Ross, grew up in East Harlem and began rapping before he was a teenager. He started performing under the stage name “Bacardi Rob” with his first rap group, the Schizophrenics, at the age of 22.

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Although Black Rob has appeared on albums by Cru, Ol Dirty Bastard, Channel Live, The Madd Rapper, Benzino, Tony Touch, and others during his career, he is best known for his hit single “Whoa!” from 2000, which reached the number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Life Story (2000), The Black Rob Report (2005), Game Tested, Streets Approved (2011), and Genuine Article (2011) are his four studio albums (2015).

Rob also made his television debut in 2013 with the short-lived reality series Come Back Kings, in which he starred alongside Ed Lover, Calvin Richardson, David “Davinch” Chance, and others.

Kayli, Rianna, Diamond, and Million were the names of Black Rob’s four children.

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Source: Deadline.com

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