A posthumous album from Big Scarr is out on all platforms to honor him.
Memphis rapper Big Scarr died a tragic death in December. Many fans, especially from Memphis, were torn from this huge loss of talent and potential. His album, The Secret Weapon, was released by Gucci Mane, who signed Big Scarr.
Big Scarr, born Alexander Woods, was one of nine children. His stage name came from the scars on his face. The scars came from a car accident when he was 16. “Make a Play,” Scarr’s first track, released in 2019 and received 50,000 views on YouTube. Not too long after, he signed to Gucci Mane’s record label, 1017 Records under Atlantic Records in 2020.
Scarr is mostly known for his song “SolcyBoyz”, featuring rapper Pooh Shiesty (his cousin), and Foogiano. The song became a series, and has two other installments; “SolcyBoyz 2” and “SolcyBoyz 3”. His debut mixtape, Big Grim Reaper, released in 2021. It peaked at the Billboard 200 and became his first charting project. Additionally, he was selected as part of the 2022 XXL Freshman class, which included rappers Nardo Wick, KenTheMan, and Big30.
In December of 2022, Big Scarr died from an accidental prescription drug overdose. His relatives furthermore told TMZ that he had been through a lot in his life, and even battled depression, but were unsure of where he got the medication. Law enforcement sources announced that there were no signs of foul play.
For The Fans
With the pain of the loss of another great rapper, fans find comfort in his music. His legacy lives on, and Gucci Mane made sure of it. Gucci released his album, The Secret Weapon, to keep his memory alive. Gucci said in a press release, “I hate that he’s not here to celebrate this great body of work that he worked so hard on,” according to Pitchfork.
The Secret Weapon includes a joint track with Scarr and Gucci called ‘Trapping N Rappin’. It furthermore includes artists Pooh Shiesty, Key Glock, Enchanting, and Seddy Hendrinx. You can listen below!