Koopsta Knicca

Birth name

Robert Cooper Phillips


April 27, 1975
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.


October 9, 2015 (aged 40)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.


Hip hop, crunk, trap, gangsta rap, Southern hip hop, horrorcore



Years active


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, Crunchy Black and Gangsta Boo.

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 legal issues, 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. 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.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Studio albums[edit | edit source]

  • 1999: Da Devil's Playground: Underground Solo
  • 2002: Da K Project
  • 2004: Da Inevitable
  • 2005: The Mind of Robert Cooper
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