Snoop Dogg affiliate, rapper Bad Azz reportedly died on Monday (Nov. 11) at the age of 43. According to HipHopDX, Fellow collaborator Kokane, who worked with Bad Azz and Snoop on “Wrong Idea,” posted the news to his Facebook page on Monday evening (Nov. 11).
“Gone too soon … rest well lil bro,” he wrote on the post. “U will be missed.”
Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger and more have paid their respects to the late West Coast rapper on social media.
“Damn. R. I. P. To my young. D. P. G. L. L. G. L. B. C,” Snoop wrote in an Instagram post on Monday (Nov. 11). “Crew original @badazzlbc gone 2 soon.”
Daz Dillinger shared a throwback photo of Bad Azz, captioned, “R I P TO THE HOMEY BAD AZZ @badazzlbc JAMAR STAMPS DPGC MEMBER.”
Dillinger also shared a photo from the Riverside County Jail Records, which indicate that Bad Azz, whose real name was Jamarr Antonio Stamps, was incarcerated at the Southwest Detention Center in Riverside, CA, during the time of his death.
According to the jail’s information management system website, the rapper was arrested on Thursday (Nov. 8) and charged with a felony for allegedly inflicting “corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant,” which is essentially a domestic violence charge. The cause of his death has not yet been released.
“NO JUSTICE NO PEACE,” Dillinger wrote on the post. “BAD AZZ RIP.”
Bad Azz was a member of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips. He appeared on Tupac’s song, “Krazy,” in 1996, and was set to be signed to Tupac’s Makaveli Records label, following his time at Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle Records. Bad Azz dropped his debut album, Word on tha Streets, in 1998. He later went on to collaborate with Personal Business, Bizzy Bone, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Kurupt, Ice Cube, Lady of Rage, Busta Rhymes, Ras Kass, Suga Free and more.
Rest in peace Bad Azz. Find fellow rappers’ condolences to the late California mainstay below.