Black Rob Dies at 51 – Rapper & Former Bad Boy Artist
The New York City rapper formerly part of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy label, Black Rob. The Harlem-based rapper who helped define the sound of turn-of-the-millennium rap has died; according to his former label mate, Mark Curry. He was 51.
Rob’s former label mate, Mark Curry, announced Rob’s death in two videos posted to Instagram on More On Tameka’s Take Saturday & has confirmed his passing through additional sources. “I don’t know where to begin this,” Curry said said In the first video. “But I thank everybody for the donations. Rob passed away about an hour ago.”
In a second video, Curry said that he was with the rapper when he died. “Rest in peace to my brother. I was there with him. I was there with him,” Curry said.
On April 10, DJ Self Instagrammed a video of Black Rob in a hospital bed; apparently in severe pain, sharing “big love to X” a day after the passing of On April 11, Self shared that Black Rob, who was born Robert Ross; was out of the hospital, and that his “kidneys are failing again”. He also posted a video of Ross seated upright, explaining that he’s suffered four strokes in the past five years and is suffering immense pain; saying, “I don’t know what the people are going to do, what the people are going to say. I need some rest.”