Black Rob’s legacy is undeniable in hip hop. When the East Harlem rapper born Robert Ross passed away yesterday (April 17) in an Atlanta hospital, friends, family and fans immediately paid their respects via social media. Now, REVOLT chairman and Bad Boy Records founder Diddy is adding to the late rapper’s digital memorial.
On Sunday, Diddy shared a heartwarming message via Instagram to Black Rob. “Rest in power King!” he wrote. “As I listen to your records today there’s one thing that they all have in common! You have made millions of people all over the world feel good and dance! You are one of a kind! GOD BLESS! Love. You will be truly missed!!!!”
Black Rob’s relationship with Bad Boy Records began in the mid 90s, years before he would release his own studio album. In 1996, the talented recording artist was featured on the Bad Boy remix to 112’s “Come See Me.” The following year, he showed up on the remix to Total’s “What About Us” and Mase’s “24 Hours to Live,” alongside The LOX, and DMX. His range was also on full display on the remix to Faith Evans’ “Never Knew Love Like This.”