A beloved member of the iconic rap group Three 6 Mafia, Lola Mitchell, died on New Year’s Day, 2023. Lola, best known by her stage name Gangsta Boo, is believed to have overdosed. Although an autopsy has not been performed, the police are launching an official investigation, as fentanyl is most likely the cause of her death.
Gangsta Boo joined Three 6 Mafia in the ’90s, in its early stages, alongside DJ Paul, Juicy J, and others. In addition to releasing her own solo albums, Gangsta was also featured on Three 6 Mafia’s first 5 studio albums … including their debut record in ’95’s “Mystic Stylez” … as well as other notable projects like ‘Chapter 1,’ ‘When the Smoke Clears’ and even the ‘Choices’ album that served as the soundtrack to the movie. Although sparking her career in the ’90s, Boo has worked with a number of notable hip-hop artists in today’s era of music, such as Gucci Mane, Eminem, and another Memphis-born rapper, GloRilla.
In a statement, Gangsta Boos’ mother, Veronica Mitchell, called her daughter’s death “untimely” and requested privacy for her and her family. The mother’s full statement is below:
“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.”
Details of the beloved Memphis rapper’s death are still being analyzed, and have yet to be publicized.