Blythe, CA – Bad Azz of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips has died at the age of 43. Fellow West Coast OG Kokane, who collaborated with Bad Azz and Snoop Dogg on “Wrong Idea,” confirmed the news via Facebook on Monday night (November 11).
“Gone too soon … rest well lil bro,” he wrote. “U will be missed.”
Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger and KXNG Crooked echoed Kokane’s sentiments on social media.
“Damn,” Snoop captioned a photo of Bad Azz. “R. I. P. To my young. D. P. G. L. L. G. L. B. C. Crew original @badazzlbc gone 2 soon.”
RIP MY HOMIE BAD AZZ 🙏🏾 LOW LIFE GANG FOREVER DPGC FOREVER LBC CREW FOREVER 🙏🏾🙏🏾 DAMN THIS IS CRAZY!!
— CROOK (@CrookedIntriago) November 12, 2019
The Jail Information Management System website for the Riverside County Jail states Bad Azz — whose real name is Jamarr Antonio Stamps — was arrested on Thursday (November 8).
Jail records state he was charged with a felony indicated by the code “INFLIC CORP INJ SPSE/COH,” which means he allegedly willfully inflicted “corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant,” essentially domestic violence. “Corporal injury” means any physical injury, whether serious or minor, according to the Kraut Law Group.
Details surrounding his death are still pending.
“Wrong Idea” came from Bad Azz’s 2001 album Personal Business and also featured Lil 1/2 Dead. The song peaked at No. 75 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart that same year.
We at HipHopDX send our condolences to Bad Azz’s friends and family.