It has been confirmed that at the age of 43, Gangsta Boo was found dead in her house on January 1, 2023, at about 4 p.m.
However, it’s been reported by sources close to the rapper that she passed away after overdosing on drugs the previous night while attending a performance with her brother.
Though they both attended one performance together, fortunately, her brother has since recovered and is doing well. Initial reports suggest that Gangsta Boo had drugs and items with fentanyl on her when she passed away.
As such, an official police investigation into the circumstances of her death is underway.
The tragic passing of rapper Gangsta Boo was confirmed by her labelmate DJ Paul, who posted a memorial photo of the hip-hop icon on Instagram.
Several well-known artists sent their condolences, though the circumstances of her death remain a mystery.
The last post captured before her death showed Mitchell’s enthusiasm for the things she had accomplished in 2022, yet a substance believed to be laced with fentanyl is suspected of having been involved in her untimely demise.
Nonetheless, her memory will live on with all who knew and loved her for years.
Gangsta Boo’s Life and Career in Hip-Hop
Gangsta Boo is a rapper and former member of the hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia.
She was featured on the group’s debut album “Mystic Stylez” in 1993 and remained with the group for the albums “Chapter 1: The End” in 1996 and “Chapter 2: World Domination” in 1997.
In 1998, Gangsta Boo released her first solo album, “Enquiring Minds,” but continued to work with Three 6 Mafia until 2001, releasing three more albums with the group.
After going solo, Gangsta Boo released two more albums, “Both Worlds *69” in 2001 and “Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera” in 2003.
In 2020, she released music with Junglepussy on “Stamina” and with Run the Jewels on “Walking in the Snow“.
According to TMZ, the musician Gangsta’s actual name is Lola Mitchell, was remembered by DJ Paul and other musicians on social media.
Hip-hop fans are already paying respect to the late artist on Twitter. Notable names in the hip-hop community have taken to Instagram and Twitter to pay tribute to Gangsta Boo.
RIP Gangsta Boo. The first lady of Southern rap, a pioneer w/ mesmerizing get money bounce, and a ubiquitous influence since she kicked Satanic verses at 15 on "Mystic Stylez." Boo defined Memphis rap as much as anyone in Three 6, and never spit a bad verse.— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) January 1, 2023
Gone far too soon. pic.twitter.com/N8cOhAQ03Z
RIP Gangsta Boo pic.twitter.com/gmroueETAO— Big Boi (@BigBoi) January 2, 2023
Gangsta Boo was SUCH a beautiful Queen, inside and out. I’m so grateful to have been able to know you and share good times with you. Wow. I grew up on your music and you are a household name the the ghettos of America and loved all across the world!!! You will be missed 🌹 pic.twitter.com/owkY9OxpYF— Chip Tha Ripper (@kingchip) January 2, 2023