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West Coast rapper Bad Azz has reportedly passed away at the age of 43.
Daz Dillinger took to social media to confirm the news. "R I P TO THE HOMEY BAD AZZ," Dillinger wrote on IG. "@badazzlbc JAMAR STAMPS DPGC MEMBER."
According to Dillinger, Bad Azz, real name Jamarr Antonio Stamps, died while he was behind held at Southwest Detention Center in Riverside, CA on a charge of domestic violence. A cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Throughout his career, Bad Azz collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Bizzy Bone, 2Pac, Warren G, MC Eiht, Kurupt, Mistah F.A.B., and many more. Bad Azz released his debut solo studio album, Word on tha Streets, back in 1998.
Snoop Dogg and others took to social media to mourn the passing of Bad Azz.
See their posts below.
RIP Bad Azz, the original one from the Eastside, who put it down with Snoop and the LBC Crew. A legendary freestyler and unsung G-Funk linchpin, who dropped a series of classic lowriding anthems that made every summer BBQ and blunt cruise that much funkier. pic.twitter.com/hdlZolqt91— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) 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
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
Wow Rest In Peace Bad Azz!😔 pic.twitter.com/uDeuPKwjoZ— SliimmGoodii (@SliimmGoodii) 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