Up-and-coming Tennessee rapper Big Scar, who was signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records label, has died at the age of 22 of unknown causes. The death of the wordsmith was confirmed by Mane in a post Thursday on Instagram.
“It hurts — I miss you @bigscarr,” the Poppin’ singer wrote in the tribute, along with a gallery of photos of the late poet.
So far, the cause and time of Big Scarr’s death has not been revealed, HipHopDx reported.
In 2020, the Memphis native nearly died after being shot in the thigh with a bullet traveling all the way up his spine. This resulted in severe internal injuries, which required doctors to remove his appendix and realign his right leg, according to Revolt.
Born Alexander Woods in Memphis, Tennessee on April 7, 2000, Scar takes his name from the injuries he sustained during a car accident at the age of 16. Tennessee was reportedly thrown through the windshield of a friend’s car after crashing into it, leaving numerous scars, The Sun reported.
Woods first broke into the hip-hop world in 2020 after being signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records label. His first commercial project was the new 1017 compilation album “Gucci Mane Presents: So Icy Summer” with “SoIcyBoyz”, which he released alongside label mates Pooh Shiesty and Foogiano. He also had the hit single “Make a Play”.
After appearing on another compilation 1017 titled “So Icy Gang, Vol. 1,” Woods released his first official mixtape, titled “Big Grim Reaper,” in 2021, XXL reported. The project included notable tracks like “SolcyBoyz 2” and “Poppin’,” as well as appearances by Gucci Mane, Scarr Pooh’s cousin Shiesty, Foogiano, and producer Tay Keith. “BGR” achieved critical acclaim, charting at number one on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart, and peaking at number 25 on Billboard’s Hot 200 album chart.
Woods’ death sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community. “That wtf villain bruh!!!” tweeted rapper K Gluckwho was reportedly set to feature Woods on the upcoming Glaucoma Tour 2023, according to the Daily Mail.
The Scarr 1017 Enchanting co-star also mourned the rapper’s death in an Instagram story, writing: “Ion wanna talk. Sorry if I don’t answer. I just can’t,” she wrote.
She also shared a photo of the deceased artist along with the caption, “Dear darling my friend, my son I love you forever and I’m so sorry.”
#Rapper #Big #Scar #passed #age #prompting #stars #pay #tribute #Gucci #Mane