Laura Mitchell — Pioneering Southern female rapper Gangsta Boo, who was a member of Three 6 Mafia, better known as Gangsta Boo — died at age 43, Fox 13 reports to Memphis, her rep confirmed the rapper’s death to WREG 3 Memphis She was found dead Sunday afternoon, according to Fox 13. A cause of death has not been made public.
DJ Paul, who founded the Three Six Mafia with Juicy J, shared a photo of Mitchell on social media on Sunday in a clear tribute. In response, “We were together three weeks ago. Rest in peace, Quen.”
The Memphis-born artist started rapping as a teenager and was the second female rapper to join a group. She appeared on their debut studio album, mystic stylesuntil the 2001s Choices: AlbumBy the late 90’s she was also carving out a solo career since the 1998’s. Inquiring mindwhich reached 46th place in . Billboard 200 And it spawned her hit song, “Where Dem Dollas At?”
Her sophomore effort both worlds *69, rose to 29th place. Gangsta Boo’s third album, Inquiring Minds II: Melodramaarrived in 2003.
She has also dropped a number of mixtapes, including collaborations with DJ Fletch, Trap-A-Holics, La Chat, and Da Mafia 6ix, a spin-off of Three 6 Mafia. 6ix Commandments.
Over the course of nearly three decades, she has made countless guest appearances on other artists’ singles, proving her influence. Da Club Up” was based on the single “Fuck the Club Up”. She has also appeared in Run the Jewels’ “Walking in the Snow” since the 2020s. RTJ4“I love you Laura, thank you for your friendship” Published in El-Pon Twitter, including a broken heart emoji.
In an interview published in billboard Last month, Gangsta Boo spoke about her legacy. Hearing my cadence…my sound is Memphis sound, gangsta boo sound, three six mafia sound, so I’m the blueprint and I wear that badge proudly.
“I was running away from it. I was so modest and humble that I didn’t want to give myself flowers, but I’m fucking that shit. It’s time to claim mine.” “I’m one of the major complaints,” she said. “And how I can look good and stay relevant even without this million dollar machine behind me, where I have all my natural body parts and no shade for what I don’t? It’s fun. Do not sleep in Because there is no pressure. ”
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