Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Phillips passed away early Friday morning.
Koopsta Knicca, a founding member of Three Six Mafia, beloved Memphis rapper, and Da Mafia 6ix member, has died. It was confirmed by DJ Paul that the 40 year old memphis rapper (whose real name was Robert Phillips) died early Friday morning due to complications from a stroke he suffered on Sunday, despite reports on social media that the rapper had passed away on Thursday.
Koopsta, much like the late Lord Infamous, was known for his gritty verses on classic Three Six Mafia songs, and his solo album Tha Devil's Playground is a perfect example of how Memphis rap from the mid to late '90s has influenced current artists like ASAP Rocky and SpaceGhostPurrp. listen to Da Devil's Playground below.