By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Team National Web Content Desk

According to several reports, rapper Black Rob, best known for his tune “Whoa!” and his association with P. Diddy’s Bad Kid Records, passed away Saturday. He was 51.

The fatality of the vocalist birthed Robert Ross in New York City in 1969 was verified by several of his close friends and previous partners, including rapper Mark Curry and singer/producer Mario Winans, New Music Express reported.

Curry exposed Black Rob’s fatality in a video clip he posted Saturday on Twitter.

” I don’t think where to begin,” Curry claimed in the video clip. “Rob died.”

TMZ additionally reported the rap artist’s death.

Recently, DJ Self shared a video clip on Instagram. Rob said he was homeless and fighting health and wellness issues, consisting of kidney failure, New Music Express reported.

” Oh man, I’ve been managing this for five years. 4 strokes … I do not understand what to inform you, man,” Rob stated in the video. “I do obtain no home to live in– other than perhaps a home. Me, as well as my guy, be trying to get together. I’m informing you, male, this (curse) is strange. It’s tough; you recognize what I’m stating?”

Born July 12, 1969, Rob started his job utilizing the label Bacardi Rob, New Musical Express reported. He belonged to the rap group the Schizophrenics before joining Diddy’s Bad Child Records in the mid-1990s.

In 2000, Rob launched his debut album, “Life Story,” which included the hip-hop anthem, “Whoa!” The cd also included “I Love You Baby” and “Spanish Fly,” a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez.

His album was licensed platinum by the RIAA, according to New Musical Express.

He released his 2nd cd, “The Black Rob Record,” in 2005, the publication reported. That was adhered to by the CDs “Video game Tested, Streets Authorized” in 2011 as well as “Genuine Short article” in 2015.