April hit the hip-hop community hard.
We lost two legends, DMX and Black Rob. DMX passed away on April 9, and close friends of Black Rob confirmed to Hot 97 he died on April 17.
Diddy spoke out online. He said, “Rest in power King @therealblackrob ! As I listen to your records today, there’s one thing that they all have in common! You have made millions of people all over the world feel good and dance! You are one of a kind! GOD BLESS! Love.You will be truly missed!!!!.”
Former Bad Boy crew member Mario Winans said, “Lost for words!!!! #RIP BLACK ROB.”
Busta Rhymes said, “This sh** is f*****’ Krazy now. Rip King!!!
Fabolous said, “Rest Easy Black Rob.. You was always solid & energy was always genuine. @therealblackrob.”
Black Rob’s official cause of death hasn’t been revealed. Last week, Black Rob made a video showing love to DMX before he passed. In Rob’s video, he was in a hospital and looked sick. This raised a lot of alarms and fans didn’t like seeing the legend like that.
Rob revealed he was going through a hard time and was homeless. He also shared he was battling health issues, suffering four strokes, and his kidney was failing. He was also on dialysis for his kidneys. Our thoughts and prayers are with Black Rob and his family/fans. We will keep you updated with more information.
Sleep in paradise Black Rob & DMX!