How did Black Rob die? Bad Boy rapper mourned by fans who raised $28,000 to help pay medical bills: ‘No pain now’

Black Rob posted a video of himself giving a tribute to DMX and at the same time spoke about his health issues and how he was homeless

                            How did Black Rob die? Bad Boy rapper mourned by fans who raised $28,000 to help pay medical bills: ‘No pain now’
Harlem-based rapper Black Rob is no more (BET/Twitter)

Harlem-based rapper Black Rob, who was once a part of Diddy's Bad Boy roster, died on Saturday morning, April 17, at the age of 51. Hip-hop and rap fans were apprised of his deteriorating health a week and a half ago after he posted a tribute for fellow rapper DMX. In the same video, he spoke about the many issues he was dealing with, including homelessness.

Producer Mike Zombie had started a GoFundMe page for the rapper to raise funds that could be used to paying for his medical needs. He also reached out to Bad Boy Records, the label Black Rob was signed to, and artist Mark Curry, who was also a good friend of the rapper. The GoFundMe page reveals close to 1000 people have donated to the cause and at the time of writing this article, 100 new donors had sent in their contributions. Zombie and Curry's fundraiser for Black Rob failed to reach the $50,000 goal. However, $28,491 was raised through the page and the money will now be used to give the rapper a proper send-off.

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Black Rob posing for the cover of his 2015 album 'Genuine Article' (@therealblackrob via Instagram)

How did Black Rob die?

Black Rob died from the various ailments that he was struggling with. In the video he sent out for DMX, Black Rob spoke about how he had suffered four strokes in the past six years. He was also battling kidney failure. “Oh man, I’ve been dealing with this for five years,” he said in the video that surfaced on April 11. “Four strokes… I don’t know what to tell you man. S**t is crazy. This s**t 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 s**t is strange.

“It’s hard, you know what I’m saying? I don’t know what the people want to do, what the people going to say. I need some rest, man. Really, man. I need some rest. My side is killing me. Oh s**t. I don’t want to talk about it no more. ”


'We saw he was in pain'

"RIP Black Rob.....Woah was one of the biggest tracks ever and i still jam to it - thanks for such a banger that gave me so many memories. #BlackRob #BadBoy #HipHop," wrote a fan. "WHOA!!! We lose DMX and now we lose Black Rob?!? Damn man!!! Rest in power Black Rob. Another legendary hip hop emcee gone too soon!!!" read another tweet.

"What is the saddest about Black Rob passing, is that we saw he was in pain. Like he doesn’t have pain now but he didn’t even get a moment to just be, before taking his last breath. So sad," wrote another fan. 

"The fact that Black Rob has passed away is just extremely sad..." a fan tweeted. "Another sad day in Hip Hop with the passing of Black Rob! It saddens me even more that his video of crying out for help that was very recently. Let’s show love when ppl are here, not when they go. Rest Easy King," wrote another fan.






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