Bad Azz (rapper)

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Bad Azz
Birth nameJamarr Antonio Stamps
Born (1975-11-27) November 27, 1975 (age 43)
Hawaiian Gardens, California, United States
OriginLong Beach, California, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, Actor
Years active1995–present
LabelsDouble Dollar Sign Records (Current), Doggystyle Records (Current) Death Row Records/Doggystyle/Makaveli Records (Former)
Associated actsSnoop Dogg, 2Pac, Outlawz, Tha Dogg Pound, K9Compton, 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.

Musical career[edit]

He was born in Hawaiian Gardens, California[2] and began his career rapping at house parties and joined the LBC Crew. After having a guest verse on the Tupac song "Krazy" in 1996 he was set to sign to Tupac's 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]

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 of 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]

In 2011, he appeared on the shelved album Haven't You Heard? (We Givin' Something Bacc To Tha Street) which was released by Death Row Records and WideAwake on February 8, 2011.

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.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • Thug Pound with Bizzy Bone (2009)
  • Haven't U Heard... with LBC Crew (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Azpiri, Jon (2001). "Bad Azz > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  2. ^ Nima (June 2003). "Bad Azz Interview". DubCNN.com. 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. ^ "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.