West Coast rap legend Bad Azz has passed away. He was just 43 and due to turn 44 on November 27.
Bad Azz, born Jamarr Antonio Stamps, was a member of the Dogg Pound and collaborated with Snoop Dogg; he was briefly signed to Doggystyle Records.
Daz Dillinger confirmed Bad Azz’s passing on Instagram.
“R I P TO THE HOMEY BAD AZZ @badazzlbc JAMAR STAMPS DPGC MEMBER,” wrote Daz on IG.
Besides DPGC, he was also a member of the LBC Crew (Long Beach City Crew) which also featured Lil’ C-Style and Tray Dee, among others. Many will remember Bad Azz from his Jelly Roll-produced “Wrong Idea” single, which featured Snoop Dogg, Kokane, and Lil’ ½ Dead or LBC’s “Beware My Crew.” He also appeared on Tupac’s Makaveli album (The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory) on a cut called “Krazy.”
The details of Bad Azz’s death have yet to be confirmed. See fans and peers offer up their condolences on social media below. Rest in power Bad Azz
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RIP LIL BRO - BAD AZZ 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/yGU0zs6Yii— Kokane (@Kokaneofficial) November 12, 2019
rest easy to Badazz of the mighty LBC/DPGC pic.twitter.com/UqppsMIddA— one won’t do. two is not enough. you need Thr3e. (@th3oryhazit) November 12, 2019
what happened to bad azz ???? 💔💔💔— Glasses Malone (@gmalone) November 12, 2019
Bad Azz, rapper from Long Beach who’s best known for “Wrong idea” w/ Snoop, along with “We be puttin it down,” passed today. Not Lil Boosie...Bad Azz was going by his name since he was with LBC Crew. He’s performing in “A thin line btwn love & hate” too.— DJ R-Tistic (@DJRTistic) November 12, 2019
R.I.P to West Coast MC - BAD AZZ. We were label mates on Priority records back in the day. I haven't spoke to him or seen him around in many years but I remember always thinking he was a good dude, always made me laugh the few times we kicked it. My condolences to his family— R.A. the Rugged Man (@RAtheRuggedMan) November 12, 2019
I’m so hurt right now. Fuck man. I can’t believe this. Bad Azz was in the studio wit me while I recorded Pull Up 2 and AMB 2 w/ Chuuwee lost a West Coast don. 💐 long live Bad Azz. RIP pic.twitter.com/GAdwYni5EL— Trizz (@Tr1zz) November 12, 2019
RIP MY HOMIE BAD AZZ 🙏🏾 LOW LIFE GANG FOREVER DPGC FOREVER LBC CREW FOREVER 🙏🏾🙏🏾 DAMN THIS IS CRAZY!!— itsCROOK (@CrookedIntriago) November 12, 2019
Lost my homie I just spoke to him couple weeks ago a true G he knew every rap from every rap song love you 4eva fam!! RIP bad azz!! Bklyn loves you pic.twitter.com/YiqZpFHWyS— WAIS P (@waispmusic) November 12, 2019