Jamarr Antonio Stamps, better known by his stage name Bad Azz, was an American rapper born on November 27, 1975, in Hawaiian Gardens, California, and raised in Long Beach. He started his career rapping at house parties and became a member of the LBC Crew. Bad Azz gained recognition after featuring on Tupac’s song “Krazy” in 1996 and was set to sign with Tupac’s proposed record label, Makaveli Records.

Bad Azz briefly signed to Snoop Dogg’s label, Doggystyle Records, before making his debut on Priority Records in 1998 with the album “Word on tha Streets.” In 2001, he released his follow-up album, “Personal Business,” which featured the single “Wrong Idea” (featuring Snoop Dogg, Kokane, and Lil’ ½ Dead), reaching #75 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard chart.

In 2009, Bad Azz collaborated with Bizzy Bone to release the album “Thug Pound.” He continued to release music throughout his career, including the 2018 album “The Nu Adventures of Bad Azz.” Bad Azz passed away unexpectedly on November 11, 2019, at the age of 43 while in jail on domestic violence charges.

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