Long Beach rap OG and one of Snoop Dogg‘s close affiliates, Bad Azz, has passed away at the age of 43. Born Jamarr Antonio Stamps, the rapper reportedly died Monday while being held in police custody at Southwest Detention Center in Riverside, CA on a domestic violence charge. The cause of his death is unclear.
According to TMZ, the rapper was arrested Friday and had bail set at $10k. Jail records indicated he had not bailed out after his detainment, but had an upcoming court date Tuesday.
Throughout his career, Bad Azz collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Bizzy Bone, 2Pac, Warren G, MC Eiht, Kurupt, Mistah F.A.B., and many other West Coast MCs. Bad Azz released his debut solo studio album, ‘Word on tha Streets’ in 1998. Snoop, Daz Dillinger, Vince Staples, Ice-T and others took to social media to mourn the passing of Bad Azz. Check out some of their memorial posts below.
R.I.P Jamarr “Bad Azz” Stamps.