Lola Chantrelle Mitchell was an American rapper better known by her stage name Gangsta Boo. She was born on August 7, 1979, and died on January 1, 2023. She was the second woman to join the Memphis-based hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, after K-9. She left the group and label sometime in 2002, a few months after her second album, Both Worlds *69, came out. This was because of problems with money and how to promote her album.
After that, she put out mixtapes with artists like La Chat and Yelawolf, as well as a few solo projects. She worked with artists like Eminem, Latto, GloRilla, and Run the Jewels in her later years. People have said that Gangsta Boo was one of the first female southern rap artists.
Music Career Start with Three 6 Mafia’s
DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia found Gangsta Boo and put him on the group’s first album, Mystic Stylez, in 1995. He then worked with the group on five more albums. In the end, she left the group in 2001 so she could focus on her solo career.
In 2013, she joined the group Da Mafia 6ix, which was a spin-off of Three 6 Mafia. She was a big part of their first mixtape, 6ix Commandments.
She left the group in the year 2014.
Gangsta Boo’s reasons for leaving Three Mafia 6
Gangsta Boo became known when he joined the group Three Mafia 6. She joined the group when it first started, and she is said to have left in 2003.
It is thought that she left because of disagreements and problems with money that came up during the promotion of her second album, Both Worlds *69. In an interview with MTV in 2001, Boo said that she didn’t have any problems with the band and that sometimes things don’t last for long. She said,
She said that this was how she found God. She wanted to take the word “Gangsta” out of her name and replace it with “Lady Boo.” Boo said that she didn’t live like a gangster, but everyone told her that it was a good fit. She said she was young and wise, and that she used to rap under the name Lady Boo, which became a code name.
So, taking everything into account, she left the group because she thought the way she was being talked about in front of everyone was wrong.
Gangsta Boo also belonged to the group Da Mafia 6ix.
Both Worlds *69, her second album, came out in July 2001 and went straight to the top of the US Billboard 200 and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera was Boo’s third and last album. It came out in September 2003 and was a hit on US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and US Independent Albums.
Boo also put out a few mixtapes, such as Still Gangsta, Memphis Queen Is Back, Miss.Com, 4 Da Hood, It’s Game Involved, and more. Aside from her solo work, she also sang on songs like “A Couple of Jackers,” “We Starvin’,” “I’ll Call Before I Come,” “Tennessee Titans,” “Hollywood Stars,” and more.
Her cause of Death was not found
Mitchell was found dead at her home in Memphis on January 1, 2023, at the age of 43. A cause of death was not immediately known.