Former Three 6 Mafia member and groundbreaking female MC Gangsta Boo has died at the age of 43, per reports from Fox 13 Memphis and WREG. Her former collaborator DJ Paul posted an image of the artist (born Lola Mitchell) on Instagram alongside the caption “Mannnn 😢” on Sunday evening (Jan. 1), with many high-profile musicians leaving condolence messages on the post.
The Memphis-based rapper was reportedly found dead inside her home at 4 p.m. Sunday, though no official cause of death has been released.
Born Aug. 7, 1979, Mitchell first made waves after joining Three 6 Mafia in the mid-’90s when she was just a teenager. She appeared on the troupe’s 1995 debut studio album Mystic Stylez, released when she was 16, and contributed to five more albums before departing the group in 2002.
Mitchell’s first solo album, Enquiring Minds, was released in 1998 and featured the hit “Where Dem Dollas At!?” She’s considered a pioneer of female rap and worked with a long list of artists throughout her career, including Run the Jewels, Lil Jon, Gucci Mane, Blood Orange, and most recently, Latto.
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