Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Member Monsta O Has Reportedly Passed Away - WhatsOnRap

Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Member Monsta O Has Reportedly Passed Away

Monsta O, a member of the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., has apparently passed away at the age of 56. Journalist Chad M. Kiser posted on Instagram on Thursday (October 13) to reveal the death of Monsta whose real name is Danny Devoux on Wednesday (October 12). He tweeted, "Rest In Paradise Monsta O! #Boo-Yaa Tribe..." The cause of death is currently unknown.

Monsta O was the West Coast collective's bassist and producer, responsible for the majority of the Carson, California group's tracks.

The Devoux brothers (Paul "Ganxsta Ridd," Ted "Godfather," Donald "Kobra," Roscoe "Murder One," David "E.K.A," and Vincent "Gawtti") founded the group.

Despite being from Carson, California, the crew made a name for themselves in Japan when touring as the Blue City Crew in the late 1980s. They rebranded and released New Funky Nation in 1990, reaching No. 33 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums list.

Doomsday, Occupation Hazardous, Metally Disturbed, Mafia Lifestyle, and more albums were released by the band. West Koasta Nostra, their 2003 album, debuted at No. 85 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and featured collaborations with Eminem, B-Real, and others.

Monsta O was a member of the narrow producer gang "Row Hitters" when he joined Death Row Records in the 2000s. The group, which included Darren Vegas and Jim Gittum, collaborated on 2Pac's posthumous album Until The End Of Time as well as KXNG Crooked's solo effort.

The final remaining members of Boo-Yaa, Gawtti, Kobra, Murder One, and E.K.A. Monsta, have had a difficult few years. O's death comes after Godfather Ted died in 2018 and Ganxsta Ridd died in 2020 from COVID-19 problems.