Snoop Dogg & Tupac Affiliate Bad Azz Has Passed Away At The Age Of 43
Long Beach, California representative Bad Azz has died, according to multiple sources including Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Kxng Crooked. The 43-year-old MC born Jamarr Antonio Stamps was heard on albums including Makaveli’s Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz, and Christmas On Death Row. After meeting Snoop at a record label in 1992, he was eventually signed to Snoop’s Doggystyle Records subsidiary while at Tha Row, where he was a member of The LBC Crew alongside Lil C-Style, Tray Deee, and Techniec.
After Snoop left Death Row, Bad Azz would sign a solo contract with Priority Records. He released two titles at the label, including 1998’s Word On Tha Streets and 2001’s Personal Business. The later of the two, which nearly cracked the Top 40, spawned the Jelly Roll-produced single, “Wrong Idea” (embedded below), featuring Snoop, Lil 1/2 Dead, and Kokane. On those albums, he worked with Snoop, Battlecat, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, and others.
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In the 2000s, Bad Azz reunited with Snoop and the Doggystyle label for several tours and appearances. The MC also maintained relations with Tupac affiliates, including Tha Outlawz and Spice 1. He partnered with Bizzy Bone for an album in 2009. Last year, he released The Nu Adventures Of Bad Azz, featuring Techniec and Turf Talk, among others.
According to HipHopDX, Bad Azz was incarcerated last week (November 8) at the Riverside’s Southwest County Jail for what is believed to be a domestic violence-related incident. His next court date was planned for Wednesday (November 13). Details are pending surrounding the cause of Stamp’s death.
Ambrosia For Heads extends condolences to the family and friends of Bad Azz.
#BonusBeat: Bad Azz’s “The Wrong Idea”: