Updated: 2 hours ago

Another sad day for the hip-hop community.

BLACK Rob has died at age 51-year-old on Saturday (April 17) after battling kidney failure and homelessness just a week after paying tribute to DMX, his friends have confirmed.

"Rest In Peace to one of Bad Boy’s finest, storyteller supreme, Black Rob"

The rapper’s death was confirmed by several of his friends and former collaborators including rapper Mark Curry, who revealed Rob had passed away in a video on social media, and singer-songwriter and producer Mario Winans.

Concern for Rob started picking up steam following a recent Instagram video, in which the "Woah" rapper admitted just how bad things had gotten: “Oh man, I’ve been dealing with this for five years. Four strokes … I don’t know what to tell you man. Shit is crazy. This shit is hard. I don’t got no house to live in — except maybe an apartment. Me and my man be trying to get together. I’m telling you man, this shit is strange."

Remembered his 2000 hit “Whoa!”

“This hit my heart……. we will NEVER forget you brother!” Mario Winans wrote on Instagram Saturday April 17 “RIP BLACK ROB!”

Mark Curry, one of Rob’s collaborators on Bad Boy in the early 2000s, shared a tearful video confirming his passing.

“I wanna thank everybody for the donations … Rob passed away. Bout an hour ago.” he said. “I need for his daughter, Iona Ross, little Robert Ross, y’all get in touch with me, please.”

Mark Curry—rapper and collaborator of Rob and Diddy’s—also shared the news. “I don’t know where to begin this, but I thank everybody for the donations,” Curry said in a video between tears. “Rob passed away about an hour ago.” He then asked Rob’s children to get in touch with him.

Donate for Black Rob: Mike Zombie launched a GoFundMe on Saturday (April 10)

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Updated: a day ago

DMX’s friends, family and fans will be honoring the hip-hop great during a public memorial at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center one day before his funeral.

Public memorial for DMX to take place in Brooklyn next weekend:

The hip-hop Icon Earl "DMX" Simmons died at age 50-year-old on Friday (April 9) after suffering a heart attack on (April 2). Report from multiple media platforms such as TMZ stated that “X“ death was triggered by an alleged overdose hasn't yet been officially confirmed by his family.

A public memorial for DMX will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday, April 24th, the X's manager Steven J. Rifkind confirmed to TMZ.

According to the report, the public service on that Saturday would be followed by a more intimate church service for just X's family and inner-circle the next day, Sunday, April 25.

While its unclear how many fans will be allowed to attend the arena memorial, Barclays Center is big enough to accommodate 19,000 fans for concerts. It's unclear how many people would be allowed inside the New York arena with current COVID-19 restrictions. Details for the service, including how ticketing will work, are still being ironed out, DMX's former manager Steve Rifkind reportedly told TMZ.

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Young Thug join forces with Drake and Gunna on ‘Solid’ off Slime Language 2 album.

Young Thug's and the Young Stoner Life collective have finally unleashed Slim Language 2

On Friday (April 16), Thugger released the new compilation album Slime Language 2. features 23 tracks including songs with YSL members Gunna, Lil Keed, Lil Duke, HiDoraah, Strick, Dolly White and more, plus guest appearances with Drake, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi and others.

Slime Language 2 marks the follow-up to the original Slime Language since 2019.

The album includes the previously released tracks “That Go!” featuring Meek Mill, “GFU” with Sheck Wes, and “Take It to Trial,” as well as guest appearances by Travis Scott, Drake, Future, and Rowdy Rebel.

You can stream the project now on Apple Music and via Spotify below.

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