The Infamous ‘Gangsta Boo’ Found Dead at 43
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The Infamous ‘Gangsta Boo’ Found Dead at 43

Lola Mitchell, 43, otherwise known as “Gangsta Boo,” Memphis rapper and Three 6 Mafia member was found dead at approximately 4 p.m. Sources connected to Gangsta Boo tell TMZ … the rapper’s death appears to be drug-related. We’re told Gangsta was with her brother last night at a local concert in Memphis, and that her sibling started to overdose sometime in the night … requiring hospitalization.

While he ended up being okay, our sources tell us that people familiar with Gangsta Boo’s death scene insist narcotics were found on her person and that a fentanyl-laced substance is believed to be at play. We’re told the police are launching an official investigation. An autopsy needs to be done as well to see what the cause of death is. (Fox 13 Memphis, January 2023)

A product of the Dirty South school of hip-hop in the 1990s, Boo’s edgy raps and frank sexuality made her an energetic Memphis counterpart to Philadelphia rapper Eve, Brooklyn’s Lil’ Kim, and Miami’s Trina. Like those female rappers, Boo’s start came with a prominent regional crew — Three 6 Mafia, founded by DJ Paul, Juicy J, and Lord Infamous — with whom she recorded a handful of studio albums until her departure in 2002. But, along with a prominent solo career starting with 1998’s “Enquiring Minds” and its signature single, “Where Dem Dollas At,” Boo guested on tracks with Eminem, Gucci Mane, Run the Jewels, OutKast, Lil Wayne, Blood Orange, Latto and more. (Yahoo, 2022)

While Gangsta Boo stayed as part of Three 6 Mafia through 2001’s “Choices: The Album,” she left the hip-hop unit in 2002 to pursue her solo career to the fullest — just several years shy of T6M’s platinum success with its “Most Known Unknown” album, and its 2006 Academy Award win for Best Original Song with “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the film “Hustle & Flow.” After 2002, Gangsta Boo dropped feature verses on Lil Jon’s “Crunk Juice” (2004), Yelawolf’s “Radioactive” album in a duet with Eminem on “Throw It Up” (2011), the Jeezy/T.I./Lil Wayne trio album “Prime Time Players” (2013) and on Run the Jewels’ song “Walking in the Snow” from “RTJ4” (2020), TMZ tells us.

In 2022, Boo appeared on WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp: The Hip Hop Edition” with her boyfriend, Emmet Flores. She was asked to leave the house when camera crew and staff discovered cocaine was in her possession as well as taken by her. December, she and GloRilla teamed up with Latto for the track “Fuck the Club Up” (also known as “FTCU”), the video for which was just released two weeks ago.


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