Lola Mitchell, AKA Gangsta Boo — a former member of Three 6 Mafia and a pioneer of feminine rap — has died.
The hip hop star's passing was confirmed by her former labelmate DJ Paul — who threw up a picture of her on IG … seemingly as a tribute. A number of distinguished artists commented with messages of condolences. The precise circumstances surrounding her demise are unknown.
Gangsta Boo's profession formally began within the ‘90s, when she linked up with Paul, Juicy J and different founding members of the rap group — which included the likes of Lord Notorious, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca and extra. Gangsta Boo was one of many solely feminine rappers with the crew, however she held her personal and paved her personal lane for years as a part of T6M.
Along with her personal solo albums that she was cranking out on the time — to a lot acclaim — Gangsta was additionally featured on Three 6 Mafia's first 5 studio albums … together with their debut file in ‘95’s “Mystic Stylez” … in addition to different notable initiatives like ‘Chapter 1,’ ‘When the Smoke Clears’ and even the ‘Selections’ album that served because the soundtrack to the film.
Gangsta Boo left Three 6 within the early 2000s, however went on to have a notable profession thereafter — cranking out one other solo studio album, and several other mixtapes by way of the remainder of the aughts and 2010s. This, in fact, would not embrace the numerous options she's been part of — working with rap titans like Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, OutKast, E-40, T.I., The Recreation and extra.
She continued rapping into the 2020s as effectively … usually collaborating with Killer Mike and El-P of their hip hop duo Run The Jewels. Gangsta Boo was additionally persevering with to accomplice up with totally different media retailers to place out music, comparable to UPROXX and others.
Gangsta Boo was a staple within the Memphis group and music scene — and appears to have been beloved by the individuals there. She was lively on social media fairly not too long ago.