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Former Bad Boy Records Rapper, Black Rob dies at 52



Robert Ross also known as infamous rapper Black Rob died on April 17th due to health complications that resulted in kidney failure. He is well known for his affiliation and career with Bad Boy Entertainment record label owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs.


A native of East Harlem, Ross found his love of music at the young age of 11 as he was influenced by artists like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh. During his young years he would join a rap group and focus on creating music but would not fully indulge in music until becoming a part of Bad Boy label in 1996.


Before releasing his own album he was featured on many hits and collaborated with artists such as Faith Evans, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and the Notorious B.I.G. In 2000 Ross released his album “Life Story” which reached platinum status and his biggest single was “Whoa!” and was his highest rated song.


After parting ways from Bad Boy Entertainment he joined another record label before committing to create his own independent label Box in One. In the lifespan of his career he was able to release four studio albums, become a featured artist with iconic artists, and develop his own independent record label.


Ross’s death impacted the rap industry and the love for him and music was shown through his fans, celebrities, family and friends. His legacy will definitely live on through his children and the music that he was able to grace the world with.


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