The battle rap community mourns as one its own, battle rapper LB da Boss, lost his life this weekend after capsizing while fishing with two friends in Pennsylvania. The Staten Island rapper was a staple at the New Jersey-based rap league, Gates of the Garden, and amassed over 25 battles in his eight-year career.
According to AllHipHop.com, the rapper was on a fishing trip on Sunday, July 26th with Norristown rapper Bill Collector and another buddy. They took a small boat out on the Hopewell Lake in French Creek State Park when the boat turned over into the 20 ft. body of warm water. Two of the fishermen procured their own safety but LB was never was accounted for.
Bill Collector posted a cry for help on his Facebook, notifying the community that something had gone wrong on their outing. By 5:30 p.m., water rescue crews were on deck looking for the lost man. The search party stopped at 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning, only to start back up three hours later.
According to the WFMZ.com, the search and rescue teams looked over the park near the border between Berks and Chester counties, looking at the lake and along the shoreline.
It is unclear when or if the search and rescue turned into a search and recovery, but according to The Mercury, the 27-year-old rapper’s body was discovered at 1:15 p.m, July 28 by members of Boyertown-based Keystone Water Rescue and Recovery, acting Berks County Coroner Jonn M. Hollenbach said.
They also report that an autopsy is scheduled for July 29 in Reading Hospital.
Fans and colleagues are giving their condolences on Twitter.
Send a Prayer up for #LBdaBoss 🙏
— Glunami Surf 🏄 (@GLUEAZY) July 27, 2020
I’m gonna miss you dog 💔
Since I came to the Gates you’ve been great vibes, good energy, and had a heart that was always willing to change and become a better man 🙏🏽
I can’t stop cryin bout this,
We will never forget you bro 😞
RIP LB DA BOSS pic.twitter.com/n3JD0761K5
— Sensei Saga 🙏🏽🥋⛩🇵🇷 (@Th3Saga) July 28, 2020
R.i.p. Demetris aka LB DA BOSS
I LOVE YOU BROTHER #FTW
— 🖕🏽J Murda🌎 (@JMurda_Ftw) July 28, 2020
R.i.p to LB da boss one of the realest man😢 #r3 this one hurts for real
— Reepah Rell (@reepahrell) July 28, 2020
Damn RIP LB Da Boss…That N1gga Got The Tooth Is A lot Of Drama In Battle Rap Damn
— King Tooth 👑🦷 (@therealdnatooth) July 28, 2020
LB Da Boss!!! I will never forget our last convo!! 😞 Rest Easy Young King!!! 💪🏾💪🏾
— KEY2Life (@KJackPR) July 28, 2020
Hopewell Lake is a 68-acre warm water lake over six meters deep.