Rapper Black Rob handed away in an Atlanta hospital on Saturday, April 17, on the age of 51.
The New York Metropolis native, who was as soon as part of P. Diddy’s Unhealthy Boy Information artist roster, had been struggling by declining well being over the previous 5 years, together with kidney failure and 4 strokes.
NYC radio character DJ Self was among the many associates and colleagues who took to social media to verify his dying and pay their respects.
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RIP: Rapper Black Rob (born Robert Ross) handed away at an Atlanta hospital on Saurday, April 17, following a number of years of failing well being; he’s pictured in NYC in February 2015
DJ Self (born Terrence Self), who had documented Rob’s well being struggles over what could be his final week of life, seemed to be one of many first to flow into the tragic information.
‘Lord is aware of i attempted to get assist …… I am unhappy to say RIP to Black Rob ….. Handed away within the hospital in Atlanta,’ he captioned a black and white picture of the rapper, alongside along with his beginning and dying yr.
One other former Unhealthy Boy artist, Mark Curry, additionally confirmed his passing in a tearful video, the place he thanked everybody who donated to a GoFundMe marketing campaign in Rob’s identify.
Each Curry and Black Rob have been featured on Diddy’s in style music Unhealthy Boy 4 Life, which was featured on the legendary rapper and producer’s 2001 third studio album — The Saga Continues….
Tributes: DJ Self (born Terrence Self) was among the many members of the hip hop group to verify Rob’s dying and pay respects to the New York rapper
One-time Unhealthy Boy singer and producer Mario Winans wrote, ‘This hit my coronary heart……. we’ll NEVER neglect you brother! RIP BLACK ROB!’
Quite a few different members of the hip-hop group have additionally provided their condolences, together with radio host Peter Rosenberg and music journalist Jeff Weiss.
Information of Rob’s dying comes one week after he talked about his critical well being points from a hospital mattress, all whereas in apparent excessive ache, in a video posted on DJ Self’s Instagram web page.
‘I do not know what the ache is…the ache is loopy, man. It is serving to me out, although. It is making me understand, I’ve lots to go on, man– lots to go on, man,’ he stated along with his eyes largely closed because of the ache.
He additionally shared his love for the late rapper DMX, who had died days earlier on April 9.
Failing well being documented: Information of Rob’s dying comes one week after he talked about his failing well being from a hospital mattress in Atlanta, all whereas in apparent excessive ache, in a video posted by DJ Self on April 10
Private struggles: The Whoa! rapper additionally revealed he had suffered 4 strokes and implied he had been homeless in a video posted by DJ Self on April 11
After being launched the next day, Rob (born Robert Ross) gave an replace on his situation and state of affairs in one other video shared by Self.
‘I have been coping with this, man, for 5 years, 4 strokes,’ he started within the clip whereas sitting down along with his head down and his eyes closed.
‘I do not know what to inform you, man,’ he stated earlier than implying that had been homeless main as much as his dying.
‘This s**t is loopy. This s**t is tough. I do not obtained no home to reside in, apart from an house me and my man be making an attempt to get collectively. I am telling you, man, this s**t is unusual, it is arduous.’
He added, ‘I do not know what the folks gonna do or the folks gonna say.’
Heartbreaking: The previous Unhealthy Boy Information artist ended the video by saying, ‘My facet is killing me’, in a probable reference to his kidney failure as he persistently sighed in obvious ache
He then took a pause to collect his ideas and declared: ‘I would like some relaxation man. I would like some relaxation.’
Rob ended the video by saying, ‘My facet is killing me’, as he persistently sighed in obvious ache.
Thus far there is no phrase on any memorial or funeral preparations.
Black Rob is finest recognized to followers for the hit music Whoa! that was featured on his 1999 debut studio album — Life Story.
Leaving his mark: Black Rob is finest recognized to followers for the hit music Whoa! that was featured on his 1999 debut studio album — Life Story — and for his collaboration with Mark Curry on Diddy’s in style music Unhealthy Boy 4 Life