A 43-year-old MEMPHIS rapper Lola Mitchell, also known as Gangsta Boo, was a member of the group Three 6 Mafia has reportedly died. Let’s see more details about Gangsta Boo and her cause of death in detail.
Gangsta Boo’s Career Journey
Gangsta Boo’s career began in earnest in the 1990s when she teamed up with Paul, Juicy J, and other rap group founders like Lord Infamous, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca, and others. Even though Gangsta Boo was one of the crew’s only female rappers, she held her own and carved out a niche for herself for many years.
Gangsta was a featured artist on the first five studio albums by Three 6 Mafia, including their debut record “Mystic Stylez” in 1995. She was also a featured artist on other notable projects like “Chapter 1,” “When the Smoke Clears,” and even the album “Choices” that served as the group’s official soundtrack.
After leaving Three 6 in the early 2000s, Gangsta Boo went on to have a successful career, releasing multiple mixtapes throughout the rest of the aughts and into the 2010s as well as another solo studio album. The innumerable features she’s been a part of, working with rap heavyweights like Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, OutKast, E-40, T.I., The Game, and more, are not included in this.
In the 2020s, she continued to rap as well, frequently working with Killer Mike and El-P in the hip-hop group Run The Jewels. Gangsta Boo continued to collaborate with other media companies, like UPROXX and others, to release music.
RIP Gangsta Boo. They found her dead on her porch. pic.twitter.com/9wbm7D7gK5
— Mamba Out ✌🏾✌🏾 (@kcjj_04) January 1, 2023
Gangsta Boo’s festival appearances
Gangsta Boo began touring festivals after her performance on the track Love Again with Killer Mike and EI-P.
She joined the duo for festivals in Chicago, and Los Angeles, and even performed at Coachella, per her website.
Gangsta Boo continued to perform sold-out shows with Killer Mike and EI-P on their Run the World Tour.
More on Enquiring Minds
Enquiring Minds was the first solo album Gangsta Boo released.
The album came out in 1988 and reached number fifteen on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 46 on the Billboard 200.
What is Three 6 Mafia?
Three 6 Mafia is a rap group composed of members DJ Paul, Koopsta Knicca, Crunchy Black, Lord Infamous, Juicy J, and Gangsta Boo.
The group was created in Memphis, Tennessee as an underground hip-hop group. Their first unified release was a mixtape titled, Smoked Out, Loced Out.
Three 6 Mafia’s biggest hit Gangsta Boo was a member of the hip-hop ground Three 6 Mafia. The group released nine albums, two of which are RIAA-certified platinum.
Some of their biggest hits are, Mafia Sippin on Some Syrup Stay Fly Tear Da Club Up Slob on my Nob Poppin’ My Collar Lolli Lolli It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp.
Shoutout to Latto for giving Gangsta Boo her flowers while she was still alive. pic.twitter.com/PiWwDLqQy4
— Cuntology 🤷🏽♀️ (@Bardiology_) January 1, 2023
Gangsta Boo’s Cause of Death
It seems that drugs played a role in the rapper’s demise. According to reports, Gangsta attended a local event in Memphis last night with her brother, and at some point during the evening, her brother started to overdose, requiring hospitalization.
Even though he recovered, our sources tell us that those who witnessed Gangsta Boo’s death scene are convinced that drugs were found on her person and that a fentanyl-laced substance is thought to be the culprit. According to our information, the police have opened a formal inquiry.
Naturally, an autopsy must be performed as well to determine the exact cause of death.
Rapper, former member of Three 6 Mafia, Gangsta Boo has passed away at the age of 43. pic.twitter.com/AirVG50Jio
— IGN (@IGN) January 2, 2023
Fans paid tribute on Twitter
Many fans of hip-hop are already taking to Twitter to pay tribute to the late rapper.
Otto Von Biz Markie shared a music video of Gangsta Boo’s and captioned it, “RIP Gangsta Boo. The first lady of Southern rap, a pioneer w/ mesmerizing get-money bounce, and a ubiquitous influence since she kicked Satanic verses at 15 on “Mystic Stylez.”
Boo defined Memphis rap as much as anyone in Three 6, and never spit a bad verse. Gone far too soon.”
Singer K. Michelle posted a photo of the rapper and shared, “You already know what it is. We FOREVER! Broke my whole heart, today sis. I love you #memphis R.I.P Gangsta Boo”
Ty Dollla Sign adds to tributes
Ty Dolla Sign tweeted in honor of Gangsta Boo after her untimely death.
Otto Von Biz Markie Posted
RIP Gangsta Boo. The first lady of Southern rap, a pioneer w/ mesmerizing get-money bounce, and a ubiquitous influence since she kicked Satanic verses at 15 on “Mystic Stylez.” Boo defined Memphis rap as much as anyone in Three 6, and never spit a bad verse. Gone far too soon.
RIP Gangsta Boo. The first lady of Southern rap, a pioneer w/ mesmerizing get money bounce, and a ubiquitous influence since she kicked Satanic verses at 15 on "Mystic Stylez." Boo defined Memphis rap as much as anyone in Three 6, and never spit a bad verse.
Gone far too soon. pic.twitter.com/N8cOhAQ03Z
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) January 1, 2023
he Reads Posted
Gangsta Boo repped the South until the very end— this came out like 3 months ago. She still had a lot to give…and that saddens me the most. RIP!
Gangsta Boo really repped the South until the very end— this came out like 3 months ago. She still had a lot to give…and that saddens me the most. RIP! pic.twitter.com/zDX3B7rdzr
— he reads. (@TheGreatIsNate) January 2, 2023
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