Robert Ross, also known as ‘Black Rob’ is currently hospitalized as per the reports. The rapper, who was endorsed to the music name Bad Boy, was a social image in the mid-2000s, after his hit single ‘Woah!’.
News on his hospitalization initially came from the New York radio character DJ Self. Self-set up an Instagram video of Rob in the medical clinic, obviously struggling to breathe. In the video, Rob says, “the pain is crazy man. it’s assisting me with excursion, though.”
Here’s a look at the existence of Black Rob, and how he rose from the streets to become a crucial part of the rap journey in the late 1990s and mid-2000s.
Who is Black Rob?
Robert Ross was born in East Harlem, New York in 1969. He started rhyming and rapping as early as 11 or 12, motivated by Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh among others. In his mid-20s, he was essential for the gathering ‘Schizophrenics’, however never made any demos for names. He rapped under the name ‘Bacardi Rob’, before going to music seriously in late 1990. In 1987 he was reportedly imprisoned, yet he never expounded on it.
In 1996, he began to partner with the Bad Boy name and proceeded to include it in a few remixes. It showed up on Cru’s 1997 collection ‘Da Dirty 30’. Into the mid-2000s, he showed up in albums by Ol Dirty Bastard, Channel Live, and The Madd Rapper. While these appearances produced a ton of media buzz, it was his performance work that truly assisted him with careering take-off.
In 2000, he launched his presentation alnum’Biography’, and it immediately rose above platinum deals. He additionally released his hit single ‘Woah!’ which topped at 43 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The tune additionally reached the top 10 on both the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap plans. Shockingly, acclaim and achievement were just brief as his 2 albums, ‘The Black Rob Report’, in 2005 neglected to create a similar buzz.
In 2004, he was blamed for taking more than $6,000 from a lady’s handbag in New York. He was condemned to over 7-years in prison for neglecting to attend his sentencing hearing in 2006. He was delivered in 2010. Billboard also announced that he had a stint in prison in 2000 for third-degree criminal ownership of a weapon and a probation infringement.
Come Back King
On his return, he parted ways with Bad Boy and endorsed to autonomous name Duck Down Records. This lead to a concise return to fame, with his 2011 album ‘Game Tested, Streets Approved’. The album topped at number 44 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. In 2013, he performed an impression on the show ‘Return Back Kings’. In 2015, he also endured a stroke due to high blood pressure. That was the year he also delivered his last studio album, ‘Geniune Article’
Since then, the rapper has been frequently out of the public spotlight. He was working on a follow-up to his hit ‘Life Story’ called ‘Biography 2’, but it is not clear when that album will publish. Anyway, he has a dedicated fan following who were shocked to hear the report about his hospitalization. Many have posted messages petitioning for his recovery.