The world of Hip Hop is still in mourning. After the recent death of Earl Simmons aka « DMX », another American rapper has just passed away. It is Black Rob, whose real name is Robert Ross. The former Bad Boy Records member was hospitalized for kidney failure. He died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 51.
The rapper Black Rob is no more. The sad news was announced this Saturday by Mark Curry, during a video posted on social networks. A few days ago, Robert Ross aka « Black Rob », had paid tribute, from his hospital bed, to DMX. This followed the announcement of DMX’s death, which led to a wave of tributes from fans and many other artists.
« What’s going on? I don’t know, the pain is intense, man… It helps me though, it makes me realise that I still have a lot to do. I feel everything about X. X was a positive person. Love on him, » he commented last week in his DMX tribute video, in which he appeared very weak.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Black Rob was best known for his 2000 single « Whoa! « released in 2000, from the album « Phadadosty profile ». He was a member of Duck Down Records. Despite two good albums, his career was slowed down by legal and medical problems.
Friends and fans of Black Rob also shared tributes on social media after his death. The hip-hop community came together once again to mourn the loss of a legend who passed away too soon. « Rest in peace Black Rob. We need to find a way to take care of our artists once the industry is done with them, » wrote Open Mike Eagle on Twitter.
« All this death in hip hop really SUCE!!! GET OUT. DMX and Black Rob! I can’t believe I just said that. This is not the right time, not the time to mourn 1 death, X just died last week and BR dies today, » lamented Pete Rock.