1990s Female Rapper BO$$ Dies … From Kidney Failure!! (DETAILS)

Tiffany Brockworth |

Media Take Out is sad to report that female rapper Bo$$ has died age 54, after a lengthy battle with illness.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK–MARCH 12–Rapper Boss (aka Lichelle Laws; Bo$$) appears at a party with DJ Irene ‘Dee’ Moore on March 12, 1993 in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archives)

Bo$$, real name Lichelle Laws, was the first female artist to be signed to Def Jam West, and her debut solo album ‘Born Gangstaz’ reached number three in the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 1993.  

Bo$$ was diagnosed with renal disease in 2011, nd has been fighting for the pst 13 years. She was called home this weekend.

Laws was born in Detroit to Joe Laws, an autoworker, and Lillie, who took her master’s degree in education, Detroit, and was a teacher at junior high and middle schools, formerly a teacher of business education at Lewis College of Business, Detroit. Her parents were both church deacons. She had two elder sisters. Laws relocated to Los Angeles after graduating high school, accompanied by her DJ Irene ‘Dee’ Moore. She was spotted by DJ Quik who stuck her on a track with AMG. Russell Simmons liked the track and promptly signed her to Def Jam West.

Her debut album Born Gangstaz was released in 1993, and the singles, “Deeper” and “Recipe for a Hoe”, hit number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart

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