New York Daily News: By Jami Ganz – Memphis-based rapper Big Scarr has died suddenly, according to Gucci Mane. He was 22.
The producer and “Gucci Flow” rapper, 42, who founded the 1017 Records label to which Big Scarr was signed, took to Instagram late Thursday to confirm the news.
“This hurt 😢 I’m a miss you @bigscarr 💔,” Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, captioned three photos of Scarr, born Alexander Woods.
A spokesperson for Memphis Police confirmed to the Daily News that Woods’ death is being investigated, “But there are no signs of foul play.”
The Memphis native, whose Instagram account boasts 1 million followers, was best known for 2021′s “Big Grim Reaper,” his debut mixtape that featured “SolcyBoyz 2 and “Poppin,” XXL reports.
Scarr’s 2019 “Make a Play” garnered more than 50,000 views on YouTube in a single week. He was signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records label the following year, according to the hip-hop outlet.
Back in June, he was featured as part of the 2022 XXL Freshman class.
“Who can rap to be like me? If you ask me, nobody,” he said of being included in the class. “Anybody can sound alike or anything voice-wise, but when it comes to tempo or random beats, it goes. … If you ask me, it’s been my time, but I ain’t rushing. I ain’t forcing nothing. I’m in my own lane. I feel like whatever comes my way is a blessing.”
He last took to Instagram earlier this month, with a pinned post announcing he would serve as the special guest on Key Glock’s 2023 “Glockoma” tour.
A fellow Memphis native, Glock — whose real name is Markeyvius Cathey — took to his Instagram Story after news of Big Scarr’s death.
“Lost for words smh,” he captioned one photo, concluding with a broken heart emoji. “Ts deeper than rap. watched you become a f–king STAR.”
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Le’Veon Bell took to Twitter to pay tribute, saying Big Scarr was “literally one of my favorite rappers to date, this is so sad … too sad.”
A cause of death for Big Scarr has not yet been revealed or reported. His death is the third to shake the city’s rap scene of late — followed by the killing of Young Dolph in November 2021 and the fatal shooting of Snootie Wild in February, FOX13 Memphis reports. The latter was killed in Houston.
Top Feature Photo: Rapper Big Scarr performs onstage during Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 25 at Center Parc Credit Union Stadium at Georgia State University on July 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia – Paras Griffin/Getty Images