big scarr of gucci mane’s 1017 records has died aged 22

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Big Scarr, an up-and-coming rapper signed to Gucci Mane‘s New 1017 Records, has died. He was just 22 years old.

News of the Memphis rapper’s death began circulating on social media around 7:00 p.m. EST on Thursday (December 22). Gucci Mane later confirmed his passing in an Instagram post.

“This hurt [crying emoji] I’m a miss you @bigscarr [broken heart emoji],” Gucci wrote alongside a carousel of photos of Big Scarr.

A time or cause of death have not yet been revealed.

Big Scarr (real name Alexander Woods) made his commercial debut on The New 1017 compilation album Gucci Mane Presents: So Icy Summer in July 2020 with “SoIcyBoyz” alongside labelmates Pooh Shiesty and Foogiano; and the solo track “Make A Play.” Scarr held the distinction of being one of only three artists to appear on a track alone across the entire project.

The same year, Big Scarr was involved in a near fatal shooting where, according to his official website, he was shot in the hip after which the bullet traveled to his chest. “I was moving, so the bullet kept moving too,” he’s quoted as explaining in his bio. “The doctors had to split me down the middle to save me. My insides got messed up, and they had to remove my appendix, so I could walk again. I recovered and bounced back way quicker than I thought though.”

Big Scarr appeared on one more 1017 compilation, So Icy Gang, Vol. 1, before releasing his debut mixtape, 2021’s Big Grim Reaper, which featured appearances by Gucci, Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano and producer Tay Keith. The project went on to peak at the No. 25 position on Billboard’s Hot 200 album chart and No. 1 on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 Chart.

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