According to Boo, who spoke to Billboard, “Gangsta Boo walked so many people could run.”
It is the famed catchphrase of Three 6 Mafia member and 90s rap icon Gangsta Boo (real name Lola Mitchell). The song “Cheefa Da Reefa,” which Gangsta Boo cut with the group when she was only fifteen years old in 1994, established the tone for the Memphis femcee who would later release her most well-known hit, “Where Dem Dollas At? ,” in 1998.
Since then, Boo has undergone a number of changes. According to MTV, in 2001, she changed her name to Lady Boo and converted to Christianity. Gangsta Boo joined Da Mafia 6ix in 2013, however the band lost Lord Infamous in December of the same year.
She collaborated on the recording of Witch with Da Mafia 6ix’s other femcee La Chat in 2014.
When GloRilla, a rising star from Memphis, and Atlanta’s own Latto collaborate on the song “F- The Club Up,” a parody of Three 6 Mafia’s “Tear Da Club Up,” you can hear Gangsta Boo on the adlibs and hook.
In an interview with Billboard, Gangsta Boo discussed how she got on “FTCU,” her return to the music industry, competing in the Verzuz battle with Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Lord Infamous’ influence on her, female rap, and other topics.
Let’s begin in the present. How did you come to work with GloRilla and Latto?
Well, Latto has been showing me support for a long. I constantly see her referencing my name when they ask her who were some of her inspirations, also when she talked about her dad, she told me that her dad used to support a lot of female rappers also I was one of them.