Gangsta Boo, born Lola Chantrelle Mitchell, was pronounced dead on Sunday, January 1, 2023 in her hometown of Memphis, TN at the age of 43.
She was a pioneer of female rap collaborating with artists such as Eminem, E-40, OuKast, Lil Jon, Krayzie Bone, Gucci Mane, Run the Jewels, GloRilla, Latto and many other huge names in hip hop and R&B. Over the past year rap goddess Gangsta Boo has been celebrated as a legendary artist from her Verzuz performance to her headliner Rolling Loud performance with supergroup Three 6 Mafia. Drink Champs podcast aired her longest and most in depth interview where she was given her flowers and recognition. Last week she filmed an unreleased video “Imma Mack” from Welcome to my City Vol. 4 with fellow Memphian and award-winning producer Drumma Boy.
“Gangsta Boo was like a sister to me and told the world about me the way my blood brother did. We both are Leos and share the same energy towards unity and seeing people happy! This is just such a devastating loss cuz she always wanted to see others win! RIP to the Queen Of Memphis, forever my sister,” shared Drumma Boy.
Due to the ongoing investigation, specifics regarding the cause of death have not been released.
“The Mitchell family would like to thank everyone for their condolences regarding the untimely death of Lola ‘Gangsta Boo’ Mitchell. The family is asking for your continued prayers and privacy as we process the loss of our loved one,” said her mother Veronica Mitchell and family.