Snoop Dogg's Friend & Rapper Jamarr Stamps Dies at 43 While Reportedly Being Held in Custody
Snoop Dogg's "Dog Pound" affiliate Jamar Stamps mysteriously died while under police custody for domestic violence charges. He was awaiting trial and didn't post bail.
Snoop Dogg at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet. | Photo: Getty Images
Snoop took to his Instagram yesterday following news of his friend’s death.
According to TMZ, Stamps was at a detention center in Riverside, California when he died. The Blast added that he was detained at the Wildomar Police Department for domestic violence charges on November 8 and was due in court the following Tuesday.
There was a bail set at $10,000 but it appears he didn’t post the amount.
Stamps is also known to have collaborated with Tupac and even discussed working with the late rapper just six days before his death.
Stamps is known as a West Coast legend in rap. He is affiliated with Snoop Dogg’s “The Dog Pound Gangsta Crips” along with Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Warren G, and Nate Dogg.
Stamps is also known to have collaborated with Tupac and even discussed working with the late rapper just six days before his death. In a recent interview, he recalled first speaking to Tupac in 1995 in three-way phone call with Suge Knight. They met a week later through a meeting set by Snoop Dogg.
Stamps was actively performing around the west coast at the time of his death. He had a show last month in Orange County.
He will be remembered for his four solo albums and two other albums he featured in as a collaborator. One of his most famous tracks was “Wrong Idea” which features Snoop Dogg.
At this time, there are no reports regarding the cause of Stamps' death. The Riverside County Sherriff’s Department has not released a statement and neither has the Riverside County Coroner’s office.