Rapper Black Rob Passes Away At The Age Of 51


April 17, 2021

By Mary Moore

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Fomer Bad Boy rapper Black Rob, who's real name is Robert Ross has passed away from kidney failure at a hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, DJ Shelf announced. The "Whoa" rapper reportedly battled Kidney disease for years and most recently made headlines after fans witnessed just how sick he appeared when he spoke out about the passing of rapper DMX.

A former label mate named Mark Curry also shared the passing of Black Rob vis his Instagram as he wept for his friend.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Rob was known by music fans from all the world with his hit "Whoa" that came out in 2000 on the Bad Boy record label that's run by Diddy.

Rob was known for his mixed tapes and being one of the star acts on Bad Boy records with his gritty street anthems and it was his debut album Life Story" that made him a bonifide hip hop success in 1999. Til this day people are still singing the hook to his hit "Whoa" when it comes on and it will be these same fans who will mourn the loss of another hip hop pioneer.

May your soul finally rest and may your family and friends find peace.

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