As Family And Friends Gather To Give Their Last Respect To Bad Boy Artist Black Rob! Black Rob, born Robert Ross, succumbed to illness on April 17, 2021, at the aged 52.
His sudden death came as a surprise and was unexpected by most of the Hip-Hop world especially given the fact that it came only days following the demise of his colleague, DMX. The rapper, best known for his mega-club banger “Whoa,” had endured health challenges over the last few years and was once seen giving his warm wishes to DMX from a hospital bed at the same time opening up about his own illness saying he had suffered a series of strokes since 2015.
Former Bad Boy executive Mark Curry took to social media to share the details for the Homegoing Celebration for his friend on his Instagram, announcing that the event would be live-streamed on REVOLT TV and YouTube,
“Join us as we gather to share our favorite stories and memories, to laugh and tocry in memory of our beloved Robert ‘Black Rob’ Ross,” Curry wrote. “We will always love you!! YouTube.com/RevoltTV.”
After the public viewing, family and friends played a loop of personal pictures and videos from his extraordinary journey as a rap legend. Despite the stream having been interrupted at the start, we could see Grandmaster Caz (one of the fathers of Hip-Hop) presiding over the ceremony.
There was a high moment during the service when the chaplain called out his childhood friends, Jeff Mobb, saying how they “were there from the beginning and were there in the end.” Caz also revealed that Governor Cuomo signed a proclamation in honor of the late rapper.
His manager Johnny reminisced about how Mark and Chris Curry incorporated the slogan “Whoa” into everything, like “Whoa, watch your mouth.”
“To live in the hearts of others makes you eternal,” Mark Curry said as he asked everyone to put their fist in the air.
May his Soul Rest In Peace.