Ice-T Reveals Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Legend Gangxta Ridd Has Died From COVID-19

HipHop News Posted on December 5, 2020 at 4:08am

Ice-T Reveals Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Legend Gangxta Ridd Has Died From COVID-19

The Samoan rapper formed the West Coast group in the late '80s along with his brothers Vincent, Donald, Danny, Ted, David and Roscoe Devoux.

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed nearly 280,000 lives in the United States, according to the most recent data from the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

Of course, the Hip Hop community isn’t immune and the virus has already taken Fred The Godson and New Orleans’ DJ Black N Mild, while threatening the lives of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Geto Boys’ Scarface, to name a few..centered-ad {

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On Saturday (December 5), Ice-T revealed Gangxta Ridd of the first Samoan Hip Hop group Boo-Ya T.R.I.B.E. has also succumbed to the disease.

“I just woke up to the terrible news,” he tweeted. “My very close homie ‘Gangsta Rid’ of Boo-Yaa Tribe passed away yesterday from Covid…so sad. My love and condolences go out to the family.”

I just woke up to the Terrible news.. My very close homie ‘Gangsta Rid’ of Boo-Yaa Tribe passed away yesterday from Covid… So sad. My love and condolences go out to the family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/YgbJCmo44E

— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 5, 2020

Born in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California, Gangxta Ridd (real name Paul Devoux) formed the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. in the late ’80s along with his brothers Vincent, Donald, Danny, Ted, David and Roscoe Devoux as a way to escape gang life.

In 1990, they unleashed their debut album New Funky Nation, which combined rap and live instrumentatio

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