Koopsta Knicca

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Koopsta Knicca
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Background information
Birth name Robert Cooper Phillips
Born (1975-04-27)April 27, 1975
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Died October 9, 2015(2015-10-09) (aged 40)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop, crunk, trap, horrorcore
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1994–2015
Associated acts Three 6 Mafia, Hypnotize Camp Posse, Gangsta Boo, The Killjoy Club, Prophet Posse

Robert Cooper Phillips (April 27, 1975 – October 9, 2015), better known by his stage name Koopsta Knicca, was an American rapper. He was best known as one of the members of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia, as well as a member of the rap collective Da Mafia 6ix alongside DJ Paul and Crunchy Black.

Phillips released a solo album produced by DJ Paul, Da Devil's Playground in 1994. The album was later mostly re-recorded as well as remastered in 1999 featuring some new songs and losing a couple as well. Unable to make shows & videos due to being in trouble with the law, he left Three 6 Mafia in 2000. He continued his solo work with albums Da K Project, De Inevitable, and The Mind of Robert Cooper. Beginning in 2012, Phillips started work 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). Phillips frequently collaborated with former Three 6 Mafia associate Lord Infamous and appeared on a collaborative album under the group name Da Mafia 6ix.

Career[edit]

Phillips joined the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia in 1991. According to Lord Infamous, he went to the same high school as DJ Paul and later Juicy J. He was featured on numerous Three 6 Mafia albums including the platinum-selling When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1. He left the group after the release of the album in 2000 due to his incarceration, which made him unable to make shows and videos in addition to breaching his contract with Sony. DJ Paul issued a statement regarding Phillips' death and mentioned that they were in the process of starting what would have been his 11th solo album, Da Devil's Playground 2, shortly before his death.[1]

Death[edit]

On October 6, 2015, Phillips suffered a stroke and a brain aneurysm leaving him unconscious and on life support. At around 1:00 am on October 9, Phillips was removed from life support.[2][3]

Discography[edit]

Solo
  • Da Devil's Playground: Underground Tape (1994) (produced by DJ Paul)
  • Da Devil's Playground: Underground Solo[4] (1999) (produced by DJ Paul)
  • Da K Project[5] (2002)
  • Undaground Muzic, Vol. 1[6] (2003)
  • De Inevitable[7] (2004)
  • The Mind Of Robert Cooper[8] (2005)
  • A Murda 'N Room 8 (September 28, 2010)
  • Decepticon: The Return Of The Gods (October 31, 2012)
  • Aliens vs Humans (September 17, 2013)
  • Skrewged (October 1, 2013)
  • Da Devil's Playground 2 (Un-released) (2012)
  • Da Devil's Playground 2 (Produced by DJ Paul) (TBA)
With Three 6 Mafia

* despite not being a member of Three 6 Mafia at the time, Koopsta's verses were still featured on the album.

With Da Mafia 6ix
With The Killjoy Club
With Prophet Posse/Hypnotize Camp Posse
  • Body Parts (1998)
  • Three 6 Mafia Presents: Hypnotize Camp Posse (2000)

Collaborations[edit]

  • "The Airport" with Indo G, Kelo, K-Rock and T-Rock
  • "Cars, Clothes, Hoes" with Gangsta Boo
  • "Author Of Authorz" with Lord Infamous
  • "Killin Spree" with Nitemare Squad and Ezider
  • "Whop Dat Bitch, Hurt Dat Hoe" with MC-Mack, Scan Man and Pimp Teddy
  • "Losin My Mind" with T-Rock, Mr. Sche and Boss Bytch
  • "Yeah Hoe" with Gangsta Boo, Indo G, Young Snipe, E-Gutta, Kelo and Nick Scarfo
  • "My Posse" with Pastor Troy, Yo Gotti, Nick Scarfo and MC-Mack
  • "The Dick" with Indo G, Nick Scarfo and Kelo
  • "The Answer" with Scan Man, T-Rock, K-Rock, Cydelix, Total Kayos and MC-Mack
  • "48 Hrz. To Respond (2000 Rap Dope Game)" with Kingpin Skinny Pimp
  • "Wanksta" with Scan Man and Ken Sample
  • "Fie Cap" with Scan Man
  • "Diabolical" with C-Mob and Bizarre
  • "Stick Em Up Buck Em Down" with J Blaque
  • "War Love" with Lord Infamous
  • "Smokin Song with Mac Montese
  • "Hit Em' In The Face" with Ponick 51/50
  • " Murda Klan" with Renizance of Immortal Soldierz, Twisted Insane & Lord Infamous
  • " Angels & Demons" with Mexiveli & Lil Wyte

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Paul Statement on Koops Death". HipHopDX. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Koopsta Knicca Of Three 6 Mafia Dies Following Stroke". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel. "Koopsta Knicca, Three 6 Mafia Rapper, Dead at 40". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Koopsta Knicca - Da Devil's Playground / Underground Solo -". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Koopsta Knicca - Da K Project". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  6. ^ "Koopsta Knicca Presents - Undaground Muzic 1". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  7. ^ "Koopsta Knicca - De Inevitable". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  8. ^ "Koopsta Knicca - Mind of Robert Cooper". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-09.