West Coast legend rapper Bad Azz has passed away at the age of 43.
According to court records, Bad Azz, real name Jamarr Antonio Stamps, died while he was behind bars at the Southwest Detention Center in Riverside, CA
The rapper had been arrested, according to the Sheriff’s records on a domestic violence charge. He was taken into custody on November 8, by Wildomar Police Department and was scheduled to be in court Thursday.
A cause of death has not yet to be released, but Bad Azz’s friends including Snoop Dogg seem to be confirming he died while in jail. His bail was set at just $10,000, but it appears he never bailed out.
“R I P TO THE HOMEY BAD AZZ,” Dillinger wrote on social media. “@badazzlbc JAMAR STAMPS DPGC MEMBER.”
Badazz was a west coast rapper and affiliated with Snoop’s ‘Dogg Pound.’ Bad Azz, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Warren G, Nate Dogg are others associated with Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips based out of Long Beach.
The rapper collaborated with tons of stars including, plus Tupac, Bizzy Bone, The Lady of Rage, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes and others. He put out four solo albums and was featured on others.
According to reports, six days before his death, Bad Azz discussed working with Tupac in an interview and said he first spoke to Tupac in a 1995 three-way phone call with Marion “Suge” Knight. The two rappers met up a week later in a meeting that was set up by Snoop Dogg.
Bad Azz was still performing all around the west coast, including a show last month in Orange County, California. Many of the shows included his Dogg Pound crew, Daz and Kurupt.
We’ve reached out to the Riverside County Sherriff’s Department, so far no word back on the cause of Bad Azz’s death. We have also reached out to the Riverside County Coroner’s office for information surrounding the death.
“Damn ?. R. I. P. To my young. D. P. G. L. L. G. L. B. C. Crew original @badazzlbc gone 2 soon” Snoop posted on Instagram along with several photos with the late rapper.
Fan reactions have poured in following the announcement of the rapper’s death. “No no no man lord we’re in these revelation times that I can’t understand sometimes man lord help us,” one fan wrote.
“Wow … Rest In Peace Jamar Rest Easy….I remember us as kids playing in Scottsdale Carson CA ….. old-school memories,” another person commented.
Another fan of the rapper posted, “No way ? this can’t b real. If so, RIP Soulja ? thanks for your contribution in this world. Much love Soulja”
To comfort fans, several people have made reference to Bad Azz now being heaven with 2Pac. “Whaaaaat???!!!! Damn I remember when we were puttin in work under Double Dollar Records Unc remember those days like yesterday f*** Badazz you with Pac now OG thank u for that opportunity,” the fan wrote.