One of Snoop Dog’s close friends, Rapper Bad Azz, has died in jail at the age of 43.
He passed away Monday while being held in custody at a detention center in Riverside, CA on a domestic violence charge. It’s not certain how he may have died, but he was picked up Friday and had an upcoming court date on Tuesday. His bail was set at $10,000.
Snoop Dog took to his Instagram to announce this death saying: “Damn . R. I. P. To my young. D. P. G. L. L. G. L. B. C. Crew original @badazzlbc gone 2 soon.”
One of his most famous tracks was “Wrong Idea,” which featured SD. He had well over 70 features credited to his name over the years, dating back to the mid-90s.
The dead rapper was born in Hawaiian Gardens, California, United States 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. 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.
In 2001, he followed up with Personal Business whose single “Wrong Idea” (featuring Snoop Dogg, Kokane, and Lil’ ½ Dead) reached No.75 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In 2009, he released an album with Bizzy Bone, Thug Pound. In mid-2010, he recorded and released 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.