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Memphis Rapper Gangsta Boo, Member of Academy Award-Winning Rap Group Three 6 Mafia, Dead at 43

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Memphis rapper Gangsta Boo has died at 43.

A longtime member of the legendary underground hip-hop collective Three 6 Mafia, the Memphis native — born Lola Mitchell — was reportedly found dead on her porch Sunday at 4 p.m.

Her passing was confirmed by Memphis' Fox 13 after reports began circulating online of her death. The news outlet said three independent sources verified the news.

No cause of death was given, but tributes have begun to pour in for the star from the hip-hop community.

Three 6 Mafia co-founder DJ Paul shared a picture of her deejaying, and several members of the rap fraternity voiced their lament for her loss in his mentions.

“Mannnn😢,” 2 Chainz wrote.

Krayzie Bone added, "Cannot believe this bro 😢tuff one."


The second woman to become a full member of the Academy Award-winning group, which has sold nearly six million albums since first forming in 1991, Gangsta Boo was added to its roster in 1994 at the age of 15.

She left the group in 2001 to pursue a solo career but came together with five other original members to form Da Mafia 6ix in 2013. It was a short-live experiment.

Gangsta Boo left the Da Mafia 6ix in 2014, but a Three 6 Mafia reunion in 2019 and the success of the subsequent performances before it was halted by the Covid pandemic, spurred rumors that the group was working on new music.

Recently her adlibs on fellow female rapper GloRilla's hit “F– The Club Up,” a reimagining of Three 6 Mafia’s hit “Tear Da Club Up,” had put her back in the music spotlight.

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