Bad Azz (rapper)

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Bad Azz
Birth name Jamarr Antonio Stamps
Born (1975-11-27) November 27, 1975 (age 40)
Hawaiian Gardens, California
Origin Long Beach, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Actor
Years active 1995–present
Labels Double Dollar Sign Records (Current), Doggystyle Records (Current) Death Row Records/Doggystyle/Makaveli Records (Former)
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. 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] 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]

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 / WideAwake on February 8, 2011.

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.


Main article: Bad Azz discography


  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. ^ "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.