The demise of the Rap queen Lola Mitchell, who was lovingly called ‘Gangsta Boo’ has left everyone in shock! Read more to find out more about the rapper’s death.
Who Is Gangsta Boo? What is She Famous For?
Memphis rapper Lola Mitchell, widely known as Gangsta Boo, died on New Year’s Day, 2023. Gangsta Boo was a former member of rap group, Three 6 Mafia. The Memphis-born artist began rapping as a teenager and was the second female rapper to join the group.
She appeared on their debut studio album, Mystic Stylez, on through 2001’s Choices: The Album. By the late Nineties, she was also carving out a solo career, beginning with 1998’s Enquiring Minds, which reached Number 46 on the Billboard 200 and spawned her hit “Where Dem Dollas At?”
Her sophomore effort, Both Worlds *69, climbed up to Number 29. Gangsta Boo’s third album, Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera, arrived in 2003.
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Over nearly three decades, she made countless guest appearances on other artists’ singles, a testament to her influence. In December, she teamed up with Latto and GloRilla for the single “Fuck the Club Up,” a play on Three 6 Mafia’s “Tear Da Club Up.” She also appeared on Run the Jewels’ “Walking in the Snow” from 2020’s RTJ4.
Gangsta Boo’s Untimely Death
On January 1, the former Three 6 Mafia rapper was found dead in her hometown of Memphis. TMZ reported that her death was a result of a drug overdose.
After news of her death broke, tributes poured in from artists around the world, honoring the “Queen of Memphis.
The artist’s mother, Veronica Mitchell, issued a statement on Monday about this tragedy. “The Mitchell family would like to thank everyone for their condolences regarding the untimely death of Lola ‘Gangsta Boo’ Mitchell. The family is asking for your continued prayers and privacy as we process the loss of our loved one.”
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DJ Paul, who founded Three 6 Mafia alongside Juicy J, shared a photo of Mitchell on social media on Sunday, in an apparent tribute. “Man we was jus together three weeks ago,” Lil Jon wrote in response to DJ Paul’s Instagram post. “Rest well quenn.”
Williams was her first manager. “Shocked. I sat back and started reminiscing on the role she played in my life,” said Williams. “We would have conversations and talk about her dreams and aspirations…She most definitely is the queen of Memphis hip hop.