Who is Gangsta Boo?
American rapper Gangsta Boo was born as Lola Chantrelle Mitchell in South Memphis, Tennessee USA, on 7 August 1979, under the zodiac sign of Leo. She gained recognition when she became a member of the rap group Three 6 Mafia, and became even more popular after the year 2002, when she focused on her solo career.
Early life and education
Gangsta Boo’s parents raised her in Memphis as an only child; her mother and father were working-class people, who divorced before she turned 10. Gangsta Boo and her mother moved ‘to the hood’ following the divorce, and it was around that time that Gangsta Boo became interested in rap music.
She found comfort in rapping, and began performing and writing her own songs when she was only 14. Gangsta Boo could often have been seen rapping for her friends, and performing at a club in her neighborhood; she was urged by her mother not to give up on her education, and Gangsta Boo thus matriculated from a local high school in 1997, but hasn’t attended college.
Career as a rapper
Gangsta Boo’s solo career was launched in 1998, when she released her debut album “Enquiring Minds”; it became quite popular in a short period of time, and peaked at #46 on Billboard 200 and #15 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. At the time of the album’s release, she was already in a money-related dispute with other members of Three 6 Mafia, and her song about it, entitled “Where Dem Dollas At!?” became an instant hit.
Gangsta Boo’s second album – “Both Worlds *69” – was released on 31 July 2001, and peaked at #29 on Billboard 200 and #8 on R&B/Hip-Hop. Her third album “Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera” followed on 23 September 2003, and reached #24 on Independent Albums and #53 on R&B/Hip-Hop.
Gangsta Boo then returned to recording mixtapes; her first two, “Street Ringers Vol. 1” and “Still Gansta”, failed to attract a lot of attention, but her third “The Rumors”, released in 2009, became quite popular. Gangsta Boo then collaborated with DJ Fletch on two new mixtapes – “4 Da Hood” and “Miss.Com”.
She collaborated with rapper Trap-A-Holics on the 2011 mixtape “Forever Gangsta”, and in 2013 joined the rap group Da Mafia 6ix, contributing to their first mixtape “6ix Commandments”, but quit the group in 2014.
Her extended play (EP) “Witch” was released on 27 May 2014, and was followed by her and BeatKing’s mixtape “Underground Cassette Tape Music, Vol. 1” on 14 October 2014; the mixtape’s sequel, “Vol. 2” came out in 2018.
Most recently, in 2020, Gangsta Boo was featured on the album “RTJ4” by American rap duo Run The Jewels.
Gangsta Boo’s YouTube channel
Gangsta Boo launched her YouTube channel – “OfficialGangstaBoo” – on 2 December 2008, and it today numbers over 80,000 people subscribed to it, and more than 30 million views of all Gangsta Boo’s videos combined.
Nearly all of her YouTube content are her music videos, and her most popular song on the video sharing network is “Where Dem Dollas At”, as it’s been watched nearly three million times; her second most popular song, “On That” has been watched over a million times, and her third “Love Don’t Live” nearly 800,000 times.
Presence on the internet
Gangsta Boo’s active on nearly all of the today’s most popular social media networks; she’s followed by nearly 240,000 people on Instagram, and has posted more than 8,000 pictures and videos, most of which serve to promote her music.
Gangsta Boo’s Twitter account was launched in July 2009; she’s tweeted a stunning 164,000 times, and is currently followed by nearly 80,000 people.
There are over 330,000 fans following Gangsta Boo’s Facebook page, which she uses to promote her upcoming concerts; her most recent update was on 15 September 2022.
She’s not a fan of the short video sharing service TikTok, and thus doesn’t have a TikTok account, however, numerous videos featuring Gangsta Boo have been posted onto the network by other users, and these have been viewed nearly 15 million times.
Love life and boyfriends
Although Gangsta Boo’s not keen on sharing the details of her love life with the public, it’s still widely known that she’s today taken. She’s in a relationship with non-celebrity American Emmett, who can be seen featured in many of her older Instagram pictures and videos; the two have recently been cast to appear in the reality show “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition”.
Emmett only began attracting attention when he started dating Gangsta Boo, and not a lot about his life is known; it’s believed that he’s involved in the real estate business.
Some of Gangsta Boo’s fans believe that she and Emmett have recently broken up, as she’s stopped uploading pictures that feature them together onto her social media accounts, however, Gangsta Boo’s yet to address these rumors.
She seems to be in a relationship with Emmett as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Gangsta Boo’s interested in all kinds of art, and has visited many museums and art galleries all around the US.
She’s been to more than 30 US states, mostly to perform, and has also travelled to a couple of African and European countries, for both work and pleasure.
Gangsta Boo’s been passionate about dancing since her teenage years; she took dancing lessons for around 10 years of age, and stopped when she no longer had time for it because of her rapping career.
She has her own favorite rappers: Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne.
Gangsta Boo’s a fan of actors Al Pacino and Will Smith, and some of her favorite movies are “Scent of a Woman”, “Bad Boys for Life”, and the trilogy “Men in Black”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Gangsta Boo’s age’s 43. Her hair and eyes are brown, her height’s 5ft 3ins (1.61m) and her weight is about 145lbs (65kgs).
Gangsta Boo’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $2 million, as of September 2022.