Black Rob has died. He was 51.
On April 17 the rapper, whose actual identify was Robert Ross, died after being hospitalized in Atlanta, based on a number of shops, together with TMZ and Variety. Radio host DJ Self took to Instagram to announce the “Whoa” artist’s passing, one week after Self shared a video of Rob in a hospital mattress, the place he was on dialysis after struggling a number of strokes.
“Let [sic] maintain our prayers up Black Rob,” Self wrote within the caption of the video. “Get effectively man Please folks on the market maintain your self BR was one of many greats Had NY on his again like Whaooo.”
Within the clip, an exhausted Rob despatched like to hip hop icon DMX, who died earlier this month following a coronary heart assault.
Rob, whose 1999 debut album Life Story went platinum, was beforehand signed to Sean Combs‘ Dangerous Boy Data.
Followers on Twitter paid tribute to the late artist.
“RIP Black Rob, one of many nice millennium-era crime rap novelists, gruff however with Harlem slickness, who endured hearth & brimstone to briefly attain the apex, earlier than gravity and the legislation took maintain,” tweeted Otto Von Biz Markie. “After all, ‘Whoa,’ which owned the world for a full yr, the platonic tunnel banger.”
Pete Rock shared, “All this dying in hip hop actually SUCKS!!! R.I.P. DMX & Black Rob! I cant imagine i simply stated that. Simply dont sound correct. no time to grieve 1 dying anymore X simply died final week and BR dies at this time.”
Karlie Hustle added, “Black Rob deserved higher from this world. I pray his struggling has come to an finish. I’m glad he was in a position to converse and be seen previous to his passing. His visibility and his situation must be a reminder to understand well being and never go away the sick and ageing behind. Godspeed, sir.”
In 2015, Rob suffered a stroke. On the time, he instructed SiriusXM’s Sway In the Morning, “I had hypertension and being that I had that, that takes lots out of a brotha.”