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Former Bad Boy Records Rapper Black Rob Has Died At The Age of 51

04/18/2021 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff
Hip-Hop is dealing with another loss. According to close sources, former Bad Boy Records artist Black Rob passed away on Saturday, (April 17).https://twitter.com/VerseyMusic/status/1383518933362249728?s=20The rapper was hospitalized earlier this month due to his battle with kidney failure. However, no official cause of death has been revealed.A clip surfaced on social media where he opened up about his struggles. He says:“Oh man, I’ve been dealing with this for five years. Four strokes … I don’t know what to tell you man. Shit is crazy. The shit is hard,” he admitted. “I don’t got no house to live in — except maybe an apartment. Me and my man be trying to get together. I’m telling you man, this shit is strange. It’s hard, you know what I’m saying?”https://www.instagram.com/p/CNx71wtl6Q7/New York promoter Van Silk tells HipHopDX:“We’ve lost another member of our Hip Hop family. Many may have been unaware that Black Rob has been sick over the years until Mark Curry posted the video from the hospital. My memory of Black Rob was when he use to come by DJ Kay Slay’s studio to do the mixtapes. He was a someone who you would just wanna hang around with. May my brother Rest In Heaven.”Our hearts and prayers are with Black Rob's close friends and family at this time.