Harlem-born rapper Black Rob died in an Atlanta hospital on Saturday, according to multiple reports. The former bad boy rapper was 51 years old.
“Lord knows I was trying to get help,” wrote DJ Self on Instagram. “I’m sad to tell Black Rob RIP … I died in the Atlanta hospital.”
Black Rob fought health challenges and homelessness
Fans were immediately concerned about the condition of Black Rob after watching a video that DJ Self posted after DMX passed away.
“Pain is crazy, man,” says Black Rob in the video, lying in a hospital bed. “It helps me though. It makes me realize that I still have a lot to do. I still have a lot to do, man. “
Then he commented on the death of legendary rapper DMX. “I feel for everything about X. X, one love, man. Great love for X, man. That’s all man. “
Black Rob fought homelessness and health problems. Mike Zombie and Mark Curry set up a GoFundMe account to help pay medical expenses and find a home. Less than 60% of the fundraising goal was donated before his death.
“He has historically struggled with high blood pressure and has had a stroke in the past,” said Karlie Hustle, former music director of hip-hop radio station HOT 97, on Twitter. “He told Sway several years ago that he was taking 10 pills a day to keep the condition under control.”
Reports showed that Black Rob was hospitalized for kidney failure a week ago. Mark Curry, a former labelmate, took to social media to announce Black Rob’s release from the hospital. But on Saturday, April 17th, Curry revealed tearful news of Black Rob’s death.
“Black Rob deserves better of this world,” Hustle said in a tweet shared on Saturday. “I pray that his suffering will come to an end. I’m glad he could speak and be seen before he died. Its visibility and condition should be a reminder to cherish health and not to leave behind the sick and aging. Have a good trip, sir. “
Remembering bad boy rapper Black Rob
Black Rob, real name Robert Ross, is survived by his four children, Kayli, Rianna, Diamond and Million.
He is known for his 2000 hit single “Whoa!” Black Rob released four studio albums.