Jamarr Antonio Stamps (November 27, 1975 – November 11, 2019),[1] better known by his stage name Bad Azz, was an American rapper and member of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips.

Bad Azz
Birth nameJamarr Antonio Stamps
Born(1975-11-27)November 27, 1975
Hawaiian Gardens, California, U.S.
OriginLong Beach, California, U.S.
DiedNovember 11, 2019(2019-11-11) (aged 43)
Murrieta, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • actor
Years active1995–2019
Labels
Associated acts

Life and careerEdit

Jamarr Antonio Stamps was born in Hawaiian Gardens, California,[2] and began his career rapping at house parties and joined the LBC Crew. After having a guest verse on the Tupac song "Krazy" in 1996 he was set to sign to Tupac's proposed record label, Makaveli Records.[3] After being briefly signed to Snoop Dogg's label Doggystyle Records, Bad Azz made various guest performances before debuting on Priority Records in 1998 with Word on tha Streets.[4]

In 2001, he followed up with Personal Business whose single "Wrong Idea" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Kokane, and Lil' ½ Dead) reached #75 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[5]

In 2009, he released an album with Bizzy Bone, Thug Pound. In mid-2010, he recorded and released a new single "For As Long As I Can". In March 2013, Bad Azz got into a fight with Snoop Dogg's cousin Ray J; Bad Azz said it was revenge for getting jumped by Suge Knight and his entourage a decade earlier.[6]

He appeared on the 2011 album Haven't You Heard? (We Givin' Something Bacc To Tha Street), which was released by Death Row Records and WideAwake on February 8, 2011.

In 2014, Bad Azz released a music video for a song titled "Baby Wut'z Up", featuring Turf Talk. He announced a new album title The Nu Adventures of Bad Azz, which has released in 2018.

DeathEdit

Stamps died on November 11, 2019 at age 43. He had been arrested and jailed at Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, California, on domestic violence charges four days earlier.[1]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Collaboration albumsEdit

  • Thug Pound (with Bizzy Bone) (2009)
  • Haven't U Heard... (with LBC Crew) (2011)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Shifferaw, Abel (November 11, 2019). "Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Others Mourn the Death of Bad Azz". Complex. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Nima (June 2003). "Bad Azz Interview". DubCNN.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  3. ^ Paine, Jake (2010-12-18). "Snoop Dogg, Soopafly To Be Featured On The LBC Crew's "Haven't You Heard" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  4. ^ Azpiri, Jon (2001). "Bad Azz > Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  5. ^ "Bad Azz > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  6. ^ "Ray J in Backstage Brawl: Rapper Got Sucker-Punched by Bad Azz, Manager Says". E! Online. Retrieved 2015-09-25.