Hip-hop Artist and Former Three 6 Mafia Member Gangsta Boo Passes Away at 43

Fox 13 Memphis and WREG Memphis report that Gangsta Boo, a rapper and former member of the hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, passed away on Sunday. They counted her age and it was 43.

Boo, real name Lola Mitchell, was found dead on Sunday at 4 o’clock, per Fox 13. According to WREG, a spokesman verified her death. Later, Boo’s public relations team confirmed the news in an Instagram Story post, saying, “Rest in peace.

Always and Forever, Our Boo” There has been no word on what killed her. Boo, a Memphis native and a member of the Dirty South school of hip-hop, emerged in the 1990s as a fiery alternative to Eve, a Philadelphia rapper, Lil’ Kim, a native of Brooklyn, and Trina, a native of Miami.

As with other ladies, Boo got her to start with a major local crew (in her case, Three 6 Mafia, formed by DJ Paul, Juicy J, and Lord Infamous) and even recorded some albums with them before eventually leaving in 2002.

Gangsta Boo Death
Gangsta Boo Death

While Boo has been known for his solo work since 1998’s “Enquiring Minds,” which featured the hit tune “Where Dem Dollas At,” he has also collaborated with the likes of Eminem, Gucci Mane, Run the Jewels, OutKast, Lil Wayne, Blood Orange, Latto, and more.

Rapper Boo was born on August 7, 1979, in the Whitehaven section of Memphis, Tennessee. Three 6 Mafia first came together in 1991, and they quickly recruited Boo as a member. She appeared on the group’s first album, “Mystic Stylez,” released in 1995.

The experience of being in Three 6 Mafia “did give me a lot of confidence,” Gangsta Boo told Vibe in 2016. “People have started telling me that I’m not just attractive but also really talented… A lot of motherfuckers don’t know I was in Three 6 Mafia, but you’d be amazed at how many there are who don’t.

Gangsta Boo remained a member of Three 6 Mafia through the release of 2001’s “Choices: The Album,” but she eventually left to focus on her solo career. This was only a few years before T6M achieved platinum success with its “Most Known Unknown” album and won the Academy Award for a best original song with “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the film “Hustle & Flow” in 2006.

Boo made her name by contributing her tart raps and taut flow to other artists in addition to releasing solo albums like “Both Worlds *69” (2001), “Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera” (2003), and “The Memphis Queen Is Back” (2007), and mixtapes like “It’s Game Involved” (2013) and “Candy, Diamonds & Pills” (2016).

Gangsta Boo Death
Gangsta Boo Death

Gangsta Boo appeared on Foxy Brown’s “Chyna Doll” album from 1999 and OutKast’s “Stankonia” from 2000 before she left Three 6 Mafia. Gangsta Boo has been featured on songs since 2002, including “Crunk Juice” (2004) by Lil Jon.

“Throw It Up” (2011) by Yelawolf and “Radioactive” (2013) by Jeezy, T.I., and Lil Wayne, and “Walking in the Snow” (2005) by Run the Jewels (2020). Boo and her boyfriend Emmet Flores had an appearance on the 2022 WEtv show “Marriage Boot Camp: The Hip Hop Edition.”

The music video for their collaboration with GloRilla and Latto on the song “Fuck the Club Up” (or “FTCU”) was just published two weeks ago, but the tune itself was released in December. DJ Paul, a fellow member of the rap scene, paid respect to Boo on Instagram by posting a photo of her DJing without any accompanying text.

Rappers such as 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, Ludacris, Big Boi of Outkast, B-Real of Cypress Hill, and Lil Jon all sent homage to Paul on his Instagram after seeing the post. The sad heart emoji was Juicy J’s description for a photo of him and Boo that he shared on Instagram.

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