Koopsta Knicca, American rapper, dies at 40

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Robert Cooper Phillips, born on April 27, 1975 and passed away on October 9, 2015, better known by his stage name Koopsta Knicca, was an American rapper.

Robert was best known as one of original members of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia.

He was also a member of the rap collective Da Mafia 6ix alongside DJ Paul and Crunchy Black.

Robert released a solo album produced by DJ Paul, Da Devil’s Playground in 1999.

Robert left Three 6 Mafia in 2000 because he was unable to make shows & videos being in trouble with the law.

He continued his solo work with albums Da K Project, De Inevitable, and The Mind of Robert Cooper.

As of 2012, Robert is working on his latest studio album entitled; “Da Devil’s Playground 2” and also a mixtape entitled “Skrewged”.

He had also released A Murda ‘N Room 8 EP (2010) & Decepticons “Return Of The Gods” (2012).

Robert also frequently collaborated with former Three 6 Mafia associate Lord Infamous and appeared on a collaborative album under the group name Da Mafia 6ix.

Robert Cooper Phillips as of October 6, 2015 was confirmed by fellow Three 6 Mafia member, DJ Paul on Instagram to have suffered an aneurysm and a stroke.

Three days later, he died on October 9, 2015 in his sleep at his mother’s home, at age 40.

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