Former Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob has passed away. According to a report from REVOLT on Saturday (April 17), the “Whoa” rapper had lost his battle with kidney disease. His famous friends like Mario Winans and fellow rapper Mark Curry confirmed his passing.
Rob’s death came just days after he revealed the true anguish behind his recent health issues. Shortly after DMX had passed away (April 9), DJ Self posted a video of Black Rob showing love to X while he himself was in a hospital bed. Shortly after he was released from the hospital, the Life Story MC appeared in a more depressing video, in which he said he was nearly homeless and in pain.
“I mean I’ve been feeling like this for five years,” Black Rob said in the video. “Four strokes… damn, I don’t know what to tell you man. This shit is crazy. This shit is hard man. You know what I’m saying. I don’t got no house to live in except an apartment that me and my man be trying to get together. I’m telling you man this shit is strange. It’s hard man. I don’t know what the people gonna do or what they gonna say. But I need some rest man. Really I need some rest man. My side is killing me.”
Diddy apparently made efforts to reach out and assist Rob in his final hours. Not long after the first video of Rob surfaced, a GoFundMe page was established to provide the rapper with financial assistance. Hopefully, the funds will go towards the deceased rapper’s family to help cover funeral costs.
Rest in Power, Rob Marciano. Check out all the tributes to Black Rob below.