Today in Hip Hop History: Gangsta Boo’s Birthday

Gangsta Boo aka Lady Boo

August 7, 1979

American female rapper Lola Mitchell, or Gangsta Boo, (also known as Lady Boo) was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1979. She is known for being the first and only female member of the Memphis-based rap group Three 6 Mafia from 1996 to 2014. With Three 6, they originally created the phrase “Crunk” as a description of their Southern lifestyle and sound.

In 2001, she left the group following the release of their album When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1, over money disputes. Her tenure with Three 6 Mafia was on and off various times from 2001 to 2014, when she last called it quits.

Her debut solo album, Enquiring Minds, was released in 1998 and reached #15 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #46 on the Billboard 200. To this day, Gangsta Boo has released 4 studio albums and 8 mixtapes.

She recently featured on “Love Again (Akinyele Back),” a song from Run the Jewels 2. 

Peep Gangsta Boo singing the hook on “Hard Out Her for a Pimp” below!