Reports: ‘Whoa!’ rapper Black Rob dead at 51

Rapper Black Rob, greatest known for his tune “Whoa!” and his affiliation with P. Diddy’s Unhealthy Boy Information, died Saturday, based on several reports. He was 51.

The dying of the singer, born Robert Ross in New York City in 1969, was confirmed by a number of of his friends and former collaborators, including rapper Mark Curry and singer/producer Mario Winans, New Musical Express reported.

Curry revealed Black Rob’s death in a video he posted Saturday on Twitter.

“I don’t the place to start,” Curry mentioned within the video. “Rob passed away.”

TMZ additionally reported the rapper’s death.

Final week, DJ Self shared a video on Instagram, through which Rob said he was homeless and battling health points, together with kidney failure, New Musical Express reported.

“Oh man, I’ve been coping with this for 5 years. 4 strokes … I don’t know what to tell you, man,” Rob mentioned within the video. “I don’t get no home to dwell in — besides maybe a condo. I and my man be attempting to get together. I’m telling you,, man, this (expletive) is unusual. It’s hard, you understand what I’m saying?”

Born July 12, 1969, Rob started his profession utilizing the nickname Bacardi Rob, New Musical Express reported. He belonged to the rap group the Schizophrenics earlier than becoming a member of Diddy’s Unhealthy Boy Information within the mid-Nineteen Nineties.

In 2000, Rob launched his debut album, “Life Story,” which included the hip-hop anthem, “Whoa!” The album also included “I Love You Child” and “Spanish Fly,” a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez.

The album was licensed platinum by the RIAA, based on New Musical Express.

He launched his second album, “The Black Rob Report,” in 2005, the magazine reported. That was adopted by the albums “Sport Examined, Streets Approved” in 2011 and “Real Article” in 2015.

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