RIP: Koopsta Knicca, founding member of Three 6 Mafia

RIP: Koopsta Knicca, founding member of Three 6 Mafia

From The Commercial Appeal:

Memphis rapper, Three 6 Mafia alumnus and Da Mafia 6ix member Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Phillips has died. The 40-year-old died early Friday morning at an undisclosed Memphis hospital from complications of a stroke he suffered on Sunday.

The news of Mr. Phillips death was confirmed by Da Mafia 6ix publicist Dove Clark, and his group mate and producer “DJ Paul” Beauregard (the official word followed premature reports of his passing online on Thursday).

In a statement, DJ Paul referred to Mr. Phillips as “my group member and brother for over 20 years,” noting that the he “went in peace…Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever. He will be missed. We made classics together that’ll live on.” […]

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