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Memphis music legend Lola Mitchell aka Gangsta Boo reportedly passes at age 43

Memphis rapper Lola Mitchell, 43, otherwise known as “Gangsta Boo,” was found dead at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Lola Mitchell, better known as the Memphis rapper Gangsta Boo, died on New Year’s Day.

Gangsta Boo was the second woman to join “Three 6 Mafia,” a hip-hop group based in Memphis, Tennessee. It is not known what led to her passing away.

Gangsta-related sources and their connections Tell FOX3 that it appears the death of the rapper was caused by drug overdose. We’ve been told that Gangsta spent last night in Memphis with her brother at a local performance, and that during the course of the night, her brother began to overdose and needed to be taken to the hospital as a result.

It turned out that he was fine, but our sources tell us that persons who are familiar with the scene of Gangsta Boo’s death assert that narcotics were detected on her person and that a substance that is thought to be laced with fentanyl was at play. We’ve been told that the police have opened an official investigation into the matter.

In order to determine what ultimately led to the person’s passing, it is imperative that an autopsy be performed.

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The death of the hip hop star was announced by her former labelmate DJ Paul, who posted a picture of her on Instagram in what appears to be a memorial to her. Several well-known artists expressed their sorrow in the form of comments and notes. There is no documented information regarding the specifics of the events that led to her passing.

When Gangsta Boo hooked up with Paul, Juicy J, and other founder members of the rap group in the 1990s, the decade is considered to be the beginning of her career. Other original members of the rap group included Lord Infamous, Crunchy Black, and Koopsta Knicca, amongst others. As a member of T6M, Gangsta Boo was one of the only female rappers at the time, yet she managed to hold her own and carve out her own space despite being in a male-dominated environment.

Gangsta also appeared on Three 6 Mafia’s first five studio albums, including their 1995 debut, “Mystic Stylez,” as well as other notable projects like “Chapter 1,” “When the Smoke Clears,” and the “Choices” soundtrack album.

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After parting ways with Three 6 in the early 2000s, Gangsta Boo went on to have a successful solo career, releasing one more solo studio album and a number of mixtapes throughout the rest of the aughts and into the 2010s. This, of course, does not include the innumerable features she has been a part of, in which she has collaborated with rap heavyweights such as Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, OutKast, E-40, T.I., The Game, and many more.

She continued to rap well into the 2020s, frequently teaming up with Killer Mike and El-P, members of the hip hop duo Run The Jewels. Additionally, Gangsta Boo was continuing his collaborations with a variety of media sources in order to release songs. These included UPROXX and others.

Gangsta Boo was a fixture in the Memphis neighborhood and music scene, and the people who lived there appear to have had a special place in their hearts for him. Recently, she was active on several social media platforms.

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Producer Alec Baldwin and Armorer to Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charges in Death of Halyna Hutchins

Assistant Director Pleads to Negligent Use of Deadly Weapon

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SANTA FE, N.M.—New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced on Thursday that, in keeping with her commitment to pursue justice for all victims and to hold everyone accountable under the law, her office before the end of the month will file criminal charges in the “Rust” film-set shooting.

“Rust” actor and producer Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Halyna Hutchins on the film’s Santa Fe County set in 2021.

Assistant director David Halls has signed a plea agreement for the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon. The terms include a suspended sentence and six months of probation. A copy of the plea agreement will be available after it has been filed with the court.

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No charges will be filed specific to the non-fatal shooting of “Rust” director Joel Souza.

“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew,” Carmack-Altwies said. “On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”

Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed will be “charged in the alternative” with the two counts of manslaughter, meaning that a jury would decide not simply if they were guilty, but under which definition of involuntary manslaughter they were guilty.

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The first charge can be referred to simply as involuntary manslaughter. For this charge to be proved there must be underlying negligence. Under New Mexico law, involuntary manslaughter is a fourth-degree felony and is punishable by up to 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine. This charge also includes the misdemeanor charge of negligent use of a firearm, which would likely merge as a matter of law.

The other charge is involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act. This charge requires proof that there was more than simple negligence involved in a death. This is also a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5000 fine. This charge includes a firearm enhancement, or added mandatory penalty, because a firearm was involved. The firearm enhancement makes the crime punishable by a mandatory five years in jail.

“If any one of these three people—Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed or David Halls—had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would be alive today. It’s that simple,” said Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor appointed by the DA to the case. “The evidence clearly shows a pattern of criminal disregard for safety on the ‘Rust’ film set. In New Mexico, there is no room for film sets that don’t take our state’s commitment to gun safety and public safety seriously.”

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Carmack-Altwies and Reeb will formally file charges with New Mexico’s First Judicial District Court before the end of the month. Following the filing of charges, each defendant will be issued a summons with the charging information. Shortly after receiving the summons each defendant is required to make a “first appearance,” a procedure that is often referred to in other jurisdictions as an arraignment. That first appearance can be done virtually, and defendants can even move to have their first appearance waived. First appearance dates are set by the court, not by the District Attorney.

Given that the First Judicial District in New Mexico is only impaneling grand juries under certain circumstances due to ongoing COVID restrictions, the next step after first appearance will be a preliminary hearing. In this process, a judge takes on the role of the grand jury. The District Attorney and the special prosecutor present their case to the judge. The judge then rules whether there is probable cause to move forward with a trial. The dates for a preliminary hearing will be set by the court, not by the District Attorney. However, preliminary hearings are typically scheduled within 60 days of charges being filed.

“There is a very clear process for pursuing justice in this case,” Carmack-Altwies said. “We are committed to upholding the integrity of that process to ensure equal justice under the law.”

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Once charges are filed, more detailed paperwork will be available online through the court that details the evidence the DA and the special prosecutor cite. An announcement will be made to the public when the charges have formally been filed.

The District Attorney received the final Santa Fe County Sheriff’s report on October 27, 2022, and moved quickly to carefully and thoughtfully review the evidence, allowing the DA to make her decision on charges less than three months after receiving the initiating report.


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