Bad Azz (rapper)

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Bad Azz
Birth name Jamarr Antonio Stamps
Born (1975-11-27) November 27, 1975 (age 39)
Hawaiian Gardens, California
Origin Long Beach, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Actor
Years active 1995–present
Labels Death Row Records/Doggystyle/Makaveli Records
Associated acts Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Outlawz, Tha Dogg Pound, LBC Crew, Brotha Lynch Hung, Soopafly, Lil' ½ Dead, Kokane, Tha Eastsidaz, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Lady of Rage, Bizzy Bone, Ice Cube, Sylk-E. Fyne

Jamarr Antonio Stamps (born November 27, 1975),[1] better known by the stage name Bad Azz, is an American rapper and member of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips, also known as DPGC.


He was born in Hawaiian Gardens, California[2] and began his career rapping at house parties and joined the LBC Crew, appearing on the shelved album Haven't You Heard? (We Givin' Something Bacc To Tha Street) which was released by Death Row / WideAwake on February 8, 2011. Tupac was thinking about signing him to his proposed record label, Makaveli Records.[3] After being briefly signed to Snoop Dogg's label Doggystyle Records, Bad Azz made various guest performances before debuting on Priority Records in 1998 with Word on tha Streets.[1] He is also a member of the Insane Crips.

In 2001, he followed up with Personal Business whose single "Wrong Idea" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Kokane, and Lil' ½ Dead) reached #75 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[4]

In 2009 he dropped an album with Bizzy Bone, "Thug Pound." In summer 2010, he dropped a new single For As Long As I Can. In March 2013 Bad Azz got into a fight with Snoop Dogg's cousin Ray J, Bad Azz said it was revenge for getting jumped by Suge Knight and his entourage a decade earlier.[5]

Bad Azz, along with his new girlfriend Somaya "Boss" Reece (Latina Rapper/Model from Love & Hip Hop: New York); will both be joining the cast and of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood for Season 2.

New projects[edit]

In 2014, Bad Azz released a music video for a song titled "Baby Wut'z Up", featuring Turf Talk, he announced a new album title "The Nu Adventures Of Bad Azz", which is scheduled for release soon.



Year Title Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1998 Word on tha Streets 182 32
2001 Personal Business 59 16
2003 Money Run 85
2004 Executive Decision
2009 Thug Pound with Bizzy Bone
2011 (initially 1996 with Death Row) Haven't U Heard... with LBC Crew


Year Title
2010 I'm Baaack And I Ain't Went Nowhere with DJ Age
2012 I'm Baaack And I Ain't Went Nowhere 2 with DJ Age


Year Title Peak chart positions[4] Album
U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1999 "We Be Puttin' It Down!" (featuring Snoop Dogg) 62 8 Word on tha Streets
2001 "Wrong Idea" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Kokane and Lil' ½ Dead) 75 Personal Business

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
1996 "Krazy" 2Pac (featuring Bad Azz) The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
1996 "Gold Rush" Snoop Dogg (featuring Bad Azz, Techniec & Kurupt) Tha Doggfather
1996 "Blueberry" Snoop Dogg (featuring Bad Azz, Techniec, Daz Dillinger & Kurupt) Tha Doggfather
1996 "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto" Various Artists (featuring Bad Azz, Nate Dogg, Tray Deee, Daz Dillinger & Snoop Dogg) Christmas on Death Row
1997 "What We Go Through" Warren G (featuring Mr. Malik, Perfec and Bad Azz) Take a Look Over Your Shoulder
1998 "Gang Bangin' Ass Criminal" Daz Dillinger (featuring Kurupt, Soopafly, Tray Deee, Bad Azz, Techniec) Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back
1998 "The Ultimate Come Up" Daz Dillinger (featuring MC Eiht, Bad Azz) Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back
1998 "Thank God For My Life" Daz Dillinger (featuring Bad Azz, Tray Dee, Soopafly, Big Pimpin' Delemond) Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back
2000 "Nigga 4 Life" Tha Eastsidaz (featuring Bad Azz) Tha Eastsidaz (album)
2000 "Wrong Idea" Snoop Dogg (featuring Bad Azz, Kokane & Lil Half Dead) Tha Last Meal
2000 "Land Of The Kill" Lil' Raw (featuring Bad Azz) Livin' Raw
2000 "Killa Cali" C-Lim (featuring Bad Azz & Big Syke) What's Dat 'N' Like
2000 "You Ain't Hard" Various Artists (featuring Bad Azz & Techniec) WWF Aggression
2001 "Everiday" Soopafly (featuring Bad Azz, Lil' C-Style & Tray Deee) Dat Whoopty Woop
2001 "Why You Wanna Act This Way" Soopafly (featuring Bad Azz) Dat Whoopty Woop
2001 "Gang Bang 4 Real" Tha Eastsidaz (featuring Bad Azz) Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
2001 "Death Of Snow White" Various Artists (featuring Bad Azz, Chan, Coniyac & Snoop Dogg) Bones (soundtrack)
2001 "Only Move 4 The Money" Makaveli (2Pac) & Daz Dillinger (featuring Bad Azz) Makaveli & Dillinger Don't Go 2 Sleep
2002 "Lightz Out" Young Noble (featuring Bad Azz, E.D.I. Mean, Lil Zane & Yukmouth) Noble Justice
2002 "What Would You Do" Daddy V (featuring Bad Azz & Lil Half Dead) The Compton OG
2002 "Hustle And Focus" Space Hog (featuring Bad Azz) Vegas Hog Livin'
2002 "Clap Your Handz" Tray Deee (featuring Bad Azz, Too Cool, Kokane & Young Bucc) The General's List
2003 "U Ain't Shit" Daz Dillinger (featuring Bad Azz) DPGC: U Know What I'm Throwin' Up
2003 "Thug Song" Louie Loc (featuring Bad Azz & Young Noble) Power Moves
2003 "Ballin" Al Nuke (featuring Bad Azz & Yukmouth) Bigg Bizz
2003 "California Cowboyz" Down AKA Kilo (featuring Bad Azz) California Cowboyz
2003 "Feel The Realist" Ecay Uno (featuring Bad Azz, Cee Wee & Khaleedah Ishe) Mental Scars
2005 "Its West Coast" Killa Tay (featuring Bad Azz) Flood the Market
2006 "Open Eyes" The Dove Shack (featuring Bad Azz and Baby Boy Lil J) Reality's Got Me Tied Up
2006 "Spread Ur Wings" Young Brown (featuring Bad Azz, Sevin & Bokie Loc) Out Tha Gate
2006 "Caught Up" Bizzy Bone (featuring Bad Azz and Mr. Silent) Thugs Revenge
2006 "I'm Feelin' You" Westside Bugg (featuring Bad Azz) The Roach Motel
2006 "Ride With Us" Lil Sic (featuring Bad Azz) The West Is Back
2007 "Where U From" Tha Dogg Pound (featuring Bad Azz) Dogg Chit
2008 "Till I Die" Roscoe (featuring Bad Azz) Stray Dogg - Off Tha Leash, Off Tha Chain
2008 "Want It All" Doc. Ce (featuring Bad Azz) Qualified Hustla
2008 "Let's Bounce" Dj AK (featuring Bad Azz & Pass Pass) Killaz From Tha West
2009 "We Bacc On Tha Blocc" Daz Dillinger (featuring Bad Azz, Goldie Loc, Soopafly, Kurupt & Snoop Dogg) Who Ride wit Us: Tha Compalation, Vol. 4
2009 "Throw Up The Dub" Daddy V (featuring Bad Azz & Kk) Compton N Long Beach
2009 "Race Against Time" Bizzy Bone (featuring Bad Azz) Back with the Thugz
2010 "California Living" K9 (featuring Bad Azz) Born & Raised In Compton
2010 "LA French Connect" Daddy V (featuring Bad Azz, Mc Eiht & Big2DaBoy) LA French Connect
2011 "Welcome To L.A." Dollah D (featuring Kris Monico, Forte, Bad Azz & Tiny Kurupt) Go Funk YaSelf
2012 "If This Is Wrong" Young Noble (featuring Mistah F.A.B. & Bad Azz) Outlaw Rydahz Vol. 1
"Chosen Few" Young Trav (featuring Bad Azz) Ruthless Mentality
"Runnin" Neoh (featuring Bad Azz & Konflict) Raps, Tatts & Slaps
"Knock It Off" Gonzoe (featuring Bad Azz) The Dispensary
2014 "California OG" Yealhome and UD (featuring Soopafly, Butch Cassidy, Kokane & Bad Azz) Flawless EP1


  1. ^ a b Azpiri, Jon (2001). "Bad Azz > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ Nima (June 2003). "Bad Azz Interview". Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  3. ^ Paine, Jake (2010-12-18). "Snoop Dogg, Soopafly To Be Featured On The LBC Crew's "Haven't You Heard" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Bad Azz > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Ray J in Backstage Brawl: Rapper Got Sucker-Punched by Bad Azz, Manager Says". E! Online. Retrieved 2015-09-25.