Black Rob’s Funeral Details Announced! The Hip Hop community has suffered a series of devastating losses this month from DMX on April 9, to Black Rob on April 17 and Digital Underground’s Shock G on April 22.
DMX was laid to rest after a two-day event the past weekend and now, details for Black Rob’s funeral have been released. As per an Instagram post from his former Bad Boy Records label mate Mark Curry, Robert “Black Rob” Ross will be honored with his own Home-going Celebration on Friday (April 30). The event will be livestreamed on Diddy’s REVOLT TV network starting 9 a.m. EST.
“Join us as we gather to share our favorite stories and memories, to laugh and to cry in memory of our beloved Robert ‘Black Rob’ Ross,” wrote Curry in the caption. “We will always love you!! YouTube.com/RevoltTV.”
Moments after people learned about Black Rob’s hospitalization, Diddy faced backlash with many people calling out the Hip Hop mogul of not stepping in earlier to help the “Whoa!” rapper.
Black Rob, who battled a series of strokes in 2015 was also reportedly battling a rare kidney disease. While DMX was on life support at White Plains Hospital, Rob was sending him well wishes from his own hospital bed, a move that immediately sparked concern among his fan base.
Black Rob was discharged from the hospital a few days later, but he didn’t seem to be in good shape. In an Instagram video, he opened up about his tribulations over the last few years.
“I’ve been dealing with this for five years,” says Rob. “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. 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.”