Robert Ross, often called ‘Black Rob’ is at the moment in hospital based on studies. The rapper, who was signed to the music label Dangerous Boy, was a cultural icon within the early 2000s, after his hit single ‘Woah!’.
Information of his hospitalization first got here from New York radio character DJ Self. Self put up an Instagram video of Rob within the hospital, clearly struggling to breathe. Within the video, Rob says, “the ache is loopy man.. it’s serving to me out although.”
Here is a take a look at the lifetime of Black Rob, and the way he rose from the streets to develop into a vital a part of the rap motion within the late Nineties and early 2000s.
Who’s Black Rob?
Robert Ross was born in East Harlem, New York in 1969. He started rhyming and rapping as early as 11 or 12, impressed by Slick Rick and Doug E. Contemporary amongst others. In his early 20s, he was a part of the group ‘Schizophrenics’, however by no means made any demos for labels. He rapped beneath the identify ‘Bacardi Rob’, earlier than turning to music critically in late 1990. In 1987 he was reportedly jailed, however he by no means went into element about it.
In 1996, he began associating with the Dangerous Boy label, and went on to function in a number of remixes. In made two appearances on Cru’s 1997 album ‘Da Soiled 30’. Into the early 2000s, he made a number of different visitor appearances in albums by Ol Soiled Bastard, Channel Dwell, and The Madd Rapper. Whereas these appearances generated lots of media buzz, it was his solo work that actually helped his profession take off.
In 2000, he launched his debut album ‘Life Story’, and it rapidly rose above platinum gross sales. He additionally launched his hit single ‘Woah!’ which peaked at 43 on Billboard’s Sizzling 100. The track additionally reached the highest 10 on each the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts. Sadly, fame and success had been solely momentary has his second album, ‘The Black Rob Report’, in 2005 didn’t generate the identical buzz.
In 2004, he was accused of stealing greater than $6,000 from a lady’s purse in New York. He was sentenced to over seven years in jail for failing to attend his sentencing listening to in 2006. He was launched in 2010. Billboard additionally reported that he had a stint in jail in 2000 for third-degree prison possession of a weapon and a probation violation.
On his return, he parted methods with Dangerous Boy and signed to unbiased label Duck Down Data. This result in a short return to fame, together with his 2011 album ‘Sport Examined, Streets Accredited’. The album peaked at quantity 44 on the Billboard High R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In 2013, he made an look on the present ‘Come Back Kings‘. In 2015, he additionally suffered a stroke attributable to hypertension. That was the yr he additionally launched his final studio album, ‘Geniune Article’.
Since then, the rapper has been principally out of the general public highlight. He was engaged on a follow-up to his hit ‘Life Story’ known as ‘Life Story 2’, however it isn’t clear when that album will launch. Nonetheless, he has a devoted fan following who had been shocked to listen to the information about his hospitalization. Many have posted messages praying for his restoration. We’ll replace you when we have now extra details about his situation.