|Rapper Hussein Fatal was killed in a car wreck.|
The Outlawz lost a member over the weekend.
Bruce Washington Jr. known as Hussein Fatal was killed in an accident over the weekend. World News Today send our condolences to the family of the Bruce Washington, Jr.
The Outlawz (formerly known as Tha Outlaw Immortalz or Dramacydal) helped propel Tupac Shakur's controversial rise to fame.
They were featured on The Don Killuminati; 7 Day Theory and Still I Rise albums in which it aimed a numerous rappers who Shakur singled out.
The group released their debut album Ride wit Us or Collide wit Us in 2002.
The group also posted on their official social media accounts confirming the lost.
Rest in Paradise our brother Hussein Fatal he passed away in a car accident. Pray for his family & kids at this time! pic.twitter.com/dK2GS1N0ns— THE OUTLAWZ (@TheOutlawz) July 12, 2015
Hussein Fatal began his rapping career when he was dope boy. He was dealing in drugs at a very young age and also attended the same school as fellow Outlawz member, Yafeu Fula, better known by his stage name, Yaki Kadafi. Fula informed Washington that he personally knew Tupac Shakur, but Washington didn't believe him until Fula's mother informed him that they were going to visit Shakur in jail.
Tupac Shakur was murdered in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight. The shooting remains unsolved. On September 6, 1996, the rapper and media mogul Big Suge (Marion Knight) were riding in their vehicle on the Las Vegas Strip when another vehicle pulled up next to them, the gunmen opened fire on them. Shakur would die of his injuries on September 13, 1996.
Hussein Fatal and Yaki Kadafi would be in the entourage vehicle when they witnessed the shooting.
|The Outlawz last album release.|
The Outlawz were without a leader. They briefly broke up after Big Suge stiff them out of royalties.
At the peak of Shakur's career, there were over 10 members of the group. The group would dissolve to at least four and most recently before Hussein Fatal's death, three.
Makaveli (Tupac Shakur) was the leader of the group, and gave himself the name of Makaveli after the Italian political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, whose writings inspired Shakur in prison.
Yaki Kadafi (Yafeu Fula), also known as Young Hollywood, Killer Kadafi and The Prince, was given the name Yaki Kadafi after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He was also Shakur's godbrother and an original member of Dramacydal.
Kastro (Katari Cox), also known as K-Dog, was given the alias Kastro after Cuban leader Fidel Castro. He is also a blood cousin of Shakur and an original member of Dramacydal.
E.D.I. Mean (Malcolm Greenridge), also known as Big Malcolm, was given the alias E.D.I. (aka EDIDON) after Ugandan president Idi Amin and was also an original member of Dramacydal.
Hussein Fatal (Bruce Washington), introduced to Yildirum by childhood friend Yaki Kadafi, was given the alias after former leader of Iraq Saddam Hussein. Hussein left the group after the killings of Tupac Shakur and Yafeu Fula. He felt that the remaining group members were going against Shakur's wishes by signing contracts with Death Row. He more recently rejoined the Outlawz, which then comprised him, Young Noble and E.D.I.
Napoleon (Mutah Beale), childhood friend of Kadafi, was given the name Napoleon after French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte and was also an original member of Dramacydal. Napoleon left the group to be a Muslim motivational speaker.
Moozaliny (Tyruss Himes), also known as Big Syke who was in Shakur's previous group Thug Life, joined the Outlawz and Makaveli gave him the name Moozaliny after Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
Komani (Mopreme Shakur), Tupac Shakur's stepbrother, who was in Shakur's previous group Thug Life, joined the Outlawz under the alias Komani after the Iranian political figure Ruhollah Khomeini.
Storm (Donna Harkness), The only female member of the group, met Shakur during the shooting of a film. After he found out how well she could rap, he immediately signed her on the spot and added her to the group, which later became known as The Outlaw Immortalz. Storm was to be a solo artist for Shakur's record label. She was introduced on the multi-platinum selling album All Eyez on Me.
Young Noble (Rufus Cooper III), the last official Outlaw member by Shakur himself. He was introduced to Tupac by Kadafi and Hussein Fatal in Los Angeles, a few months before his death. He appeared in many of Shakur's last recordings, and featured heavily on Shakur's last album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. He was always known as Young Noble and was never given an alias from Shakur.
The Outlawz were briefly signed Cashville Records. The label was founded by The Unit member Young Buck. When Buck was feuding with 50 Cent over royalties, the rapper was eager to sign The Outlawz to The Unit under the its South wing.
Buck launched Cashville Records and recorded a mixtape with The Outlawz and C-Bo. The Outlawz would leave the label in 2012 and begin their own label called 1Nation Entertainment.