Gangsta Boo, also known as Lady Boo (born August 7, 1979) is an American rapper. She was the first and only female member of the Memphis, Tennessee-based rap group Three 6 Mafia. She left the group following the release of their album When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1.
Her first solo album, Enquiring Minds, was released in 1998 and reached number fifteen on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 46 on the Billboard200. The album featured the surprise hit “Where Dem Dollas At!?“
Gangsta Boo released her second album Both Worlds *69 in 2001, which reached number eight on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and number 29 on the Billboard 200. In 2003, she released her third album, Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera. The album peaked at number 53 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and 24 on the Independent Albums chart.
In 2009, Gangsta Boo released her third official mixtape The Rumors (following her previous mixtapes Street Ringers Vol. 1 & Still Gangsta). She also released two mixtapes with DJ Fletch, Miss.Com (No DJ Version on iTunes) and 4 Da Hood. On Monday, June 27, 2011, she released her new mixtape with Trap-A-Holics, Forever Gangsta. In 2013, she joined the Three 6 Mafia spin-off group Da Mafia 6ix, and was significantly featured on their debut mixtape 6ix Commandments. She departed from the group in 2014.
In early 2014, Gangsta Boo teamed up with Memphis native and good friend La Chat to release the collaborative album, Witch. The project was welcomed by hardcore hip-hop fans as the two relied on their talent and raw ability to capture the imagination of fans as opposed to many females who at the time were more concerned with the pop charts and plastic surgery.
6 months later, Boo released the critically acclaimed mixtape, Underground Cassette Tape Music with her Houston counterpart, Beatking, in November 2014. The project was hailed by Rolling Stone as a “mixtape which should’ve been a platinum album.” Beatking’s unrelenting bass driven beats which the Houston native is famous for, accompanied by the multi-cadence flow which has become a staple of the Queen of Memphis, produced an instant classic in the hip-hop community. There have been rumors of a future collaboration between the two for a follow up to “UCTM”, but as of yet nothing has been officially announced.
Later in 2014, Boo would collab with Killer Mike and El-P of the hip-hop super group, Run The Jewels on the song, Love Again off their ‘RTJ2’ album. Her verse enamored RTJ fans to the point the group had her flown out to perform several festival dates including Pitchfork in Chicago, FYF in Los Angeles and of course the coup de gras of festivals, Coachella Music Festival in Palm Desert.
After several months of touring with Run The Jewels, Gangsta Boo released the mixtape, Candy, Diamonds & Pills in 2015. The project was produced in it’s entirety by Houston producer Beatking, and although it was not a follow-up to ‘UCTM’, the chemistry was flawless. Boo was able to capture her raw prowess which catapulted her to the forefront of the underground hip-hop scene yet again.
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