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Former Bad Boy Rapper, Harlem’s Own Black Rob Passed Away

Hip hop lost two legends this month.

DMX, and Black Rob. 

Close friends of the former Bad Boy rapper, Black Rob, have confirmed to HOT 97 on April 17 that he passed away at 51 years old. The cause of death hasn’t been revealed, but he was facing severe health issues. 

Before DMX passed away on April 9, Black Rob spoke out from a hospital bed to show love to X. Rob revealed that he was homeless and suffering from health issues, indicating he had four strokes and his kidney was failing. He was also on dialysis for his kidneys. 

Via Hot 97

Some people called Diddy out for not stepping in to help Black Rob. However, Diddy did reach out and was trying to help. 

Rappers like Styles P suggested the industry needs a union for rappers for situations like Black Rob. Another fellow former Bad Boy crew member, Mario Winans, spoke out online about Rob’s death. He said, “This hit my heart……. we will NEVER forget you, brother! RIP BLACK ROB!”

Diddy hasn’t spoken out yet, nor Black Rob’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Black Rob and his family/fans. We will keep you updated with more information as the story develops. For now, celebrate Rob’s legacy and check out his classic jam “Whoa!” 

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