Three 6 Mafia rapper Gangsta Boo dead at 43

Three 6 Mafia rapper Gangsta Boo dead at 43

An icon, a legend.  My heart is broken.

Born Lola Mitchell, the former rap group member’s death was confirmed by her label-mate DJ Paul K.O.M., who posted a photo of her deejaying in tribute.

Her cause of death is unknown.

Local Memphis, Tenn., outlet Fox 13 reportedthat Mitchell was found dead Sunday afternoon around 4:00 p.m local time.

Paul’s Instagram post was flooded with condolences, with rapper 2 Chainz commenting, “Mannnn😢.”


A rep for Mitchell didn’t immediately respond to comment.

As a gay boy growing up on an island in the middle of the pacific, hearing a strong, bold woman such as Gangsta Boo rap about inner strength, body positivity and owning her sexuality and strengths made me feel like I could do and say anything I wanted to-  just like her.

I hate drugs, I’m not sure when this overdose epidemic will end but, we are losing so many unique, culture-shaping artists unnecessarily.

While I may have grown up in a suburb in the sun, far from any inner city, drug slangin’ or any kind of gangsta activity- hearing the way she told a story-   Her story, inspired me to find fearlessness in my own music.

I credit Gangsta Boo for inspiring my musics lyricism and bold usage of expletives, without hearing her lyrics and delivery of said lyrics, I wouldn’t have had the viral songs that built the brand I own today.


R.I.P Gangsta Boo!  I will forever respect your artistry and I will never forget the impact you had on my creative voice.