THE rap world is in shock again as it was revealed Black Rob has passed away on April 17, 2021.
The Whoa! star posted a tribute video to DMX - who died on April 9 - from a hospital bed, and sadly he was unable to recover from his illness.Black Rob was well-known in the rap and hip-hop scene in the late 90s to early 2000sCredit: Getty
Who was Black Rob?
Black Rob - real name Robert Ross - was born July 12, 1976 in New York.
He grew up in East Harlem before linking up with record label Bad Boy - famed for having artists including The Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack and more recently Machine Gun Kelly.
The height of the rapper's career came when he created hit single Whoa! which peaked at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.
But his life was not without crime, pleading guilty to criminal possession and being sentenced to at least seven years in prison in 2006 - with his time cut short when he was released in 2010.
How did Black Rob die?
The New York native had numerous health problems in the latter years of his life, suffering a mild stroke around late 2014 and early 2015.
And despite leading a healthier lifestyle, he was back in hospital in April 2021.
Following the death of DMX, Black Rob revealed his latest health concerns in a video from a hospital bed.
He said that he was in a "crazy" amount of pain, while paying tribute to DMX, adding: "I feel everything about X. X was positive. Love to X."
But sadly, on April 17, it was revealed Black Rob had died after suffering from kidney failure.
How many children does Black Rob have?
Black Rob's death means he leaves behind four children.
The rapper had fathered daughters Kayli, Rianna and Diamond along with son Million.
But it had previously revealed that child support was "slaying" him, leading to numerous financial issues.