Rapper Paul Costict has died “unexpectedly” at just 57 years old, according to reports.
Costict soared to fame in the 1990s as part of the rap group B-Rrock and The Bizz.
The talented artist passed away suddenly on Saturday in his home in Norfolk, Virginia, according to TMZ.
His cause of death remains unclear at this time.
However, a family member who confirmed his death reported that they spoke to Consict on Wednesday.
The family member, who wasn’t identified, said Cosict reported feeling ill recently but that his death was unexpected.
They said the rapper was in good spirits and wasn’t suffering from any life-threatening conditions.
B-Rock and The Bizz was recognized as being the first rap group from Mobile, Alabama.
The hip-hop collective was formed in 1986.
The group was comprised of the producer, rapper, and singer, Baron “B-Rock” Agee, his brother Leevirt Agee, Thaddeus “T-Bird” Maye, and Costict.
They soared to the top of the charts with their hit single “My Baby Daddy,” in 1997.
The song was from the group’s debut album “Porkin’ Beans & Wienes.”
The song caught on quickly and earned the group a gold certification when it soared up to the number 10 spot on the Billboard 100.
In addition to being a talented member of the band, Costict was also the group’s road manager, according to TMZ.
He eventually ended up in a bitter dispute over his gold album with his ex-wife, Lasancious.
The two famously battled over the rights and earnings from the song on a television episode of “Divorce Court.”
B-Rock and The Bizz member Paul Costict of "My Baby Daddy" fame dead at 57
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Despite being considered to be a “one-hit-wonder” by many fans the group held a rightful place in the hip-hop community.
Many artists paid homage to the group’s success.
Just last year, Rihanna was spotted wearing a t-shirt during her pregnancy that read “Who Dat Is? That’s Just My Baby Daddy”— a reference to the infamous song’s refrain
Costict’s fellow band member and dear friend Thaddeus “T-Bird” is among many who shared messages of love and condolences upon hearing of his death.
Thaddeus remembered him as “a very funny and Kool brother,” according to TMZ.