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What Happened With The Outlawz After Tupac’s Death?

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The memory of Tupac continues to live in the souls of all his faithful supporters, even though nearly 26 years have passed since his death. However, we shouldn’t forget about one of the legend’s greatest projects, “The Outlawz”. Shakur created the group from prison in 1995 and the rest, as the phrase goes, is history. The death of Pac in 1996, however, probably marked the end of the active history of the group or at the very least marked the end of an era. Some of you probably wonder what has happened to the other members of the group?

Makaveli (Tupac Shakur)

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Previous to forming the Outlawz Immortal, Pac was a part of a group Thug Life, which did however feature some of the future members of the Outlawz. Along with Shakur, the group featured Big Syke, Mopreme Shakur, Macadoshis, and Rated R. They were active in the 1993-1994 period.

At the same time, there was another active group with future Outlawz members – Dramacydal. The group was formed by Kastro (K-Dog), Yaki Kadafi (Young Hollywood), and E.D.I (Big Malcolm).

It was exactly in 1995, during his stay behind bars that Pac decided he wanted to form a new group, and so he did. The new group was formed by the trio from Dramacydal, as well as Shakur, Big Syke, and Mopreme Shakur, who came from Thug Life. Before being bailed out of prison, Tupac spoke with the other members to actively search for more people, thus creating ”The Outlawz Immortal”.

Hussein Fatal (Bruce Washington)

Hussein Fatal died in a car accident in Banks County on July 10, 2015, at the age of 42. His girlfriend Zanetta Yearby was driving and was charged with DUI, first-degree vehicular homicide, and reckless driving.

Before he died, his musical activity was sporadic at best, taking part in 4 songs of Ja Rule’s album Blood In My Eye, as well as appearing in the remix of Ashanti’s Rain On Me song. During the 2010s he was part of one of the Outlawz’s most recent projects – the Killuminati 2K10 mixtape, as well as on the ”Perfect Timing” album soon afterward. A year later he also took part in a few songs from fellow Outlawz member Young Noble – Son of God.

Yaki Kadafi (Yafeu Fula) – Tupac’s Godbrother

Kadafi was shot and killed in Orange, New Jersey on November 10, 1996, not quite two months after Tupac’s death. Police found his body in the hallway of a friend’s apartment building while responding to a report of gunfire. The friend, Roddy Beale, told his cousin Napoleon that he had accidentally shot Kadafi; he turned himself in to the police and served “7 or 8 years” in prison. Kadafi’s mother responded that it was not an accident, that Roddy had threatened her son, and that his family had since threatened witnesses to the threat. However, in 2018, Roddy Beale received a 35-year sentence for a different law violation. KARMA!

In 2004 Kadafi’s mother, Yaasmyn Fula release a mixtape Kadafi – Son Rize Vol. 1. Only a few months ago she also published a book, named after the opening song of the mixtape – Spirit Of An Outlaw, talking about her son and the rap world at the time.

Kastro (Katari Cox)

Truth be told, finding the current whereabouts of Kastro is really difficult, since the former rapper has simply vanished from the face of the planet Earth. He’s not active on social media and hasn’t given an interview in years. His latest musical projects also date back to more than a decade ago.

In terms of his musical output, he last released a few mixtapes, titled Outlaw Culture 1, 2, and 3, whilst also putting out an album in 2008 – We Want In: The Street LP, as well as taking part in other albums, like The Lost Songs vol. 1 and vol. 2. His case is a mysterious one for sure. 

E.D.I Mean (Malcolm Greenridge)

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E.D.I seem to be doing relatively well in regards to his musical career and life in general, even after the end of the Outlawz. He has three children from Tupac’s sister but both are now divorced.

In terms of his music, he’s released a number of albums and singles over the last decade. Al 5 of his solo albums have seen the day of light during the last 12 years, including The Stash Spot, O.G.Eest 1992, The Hope Dealer 1 and 2, and the O.G Part 2: Classics in Session. His discography includes hit singles like Nation (featuring Xzibit), Ridin, Roses, Dreams, and Wounds (feat. Young Noble). One of those, who continue to adapt to the rap scene in the 21st century.

Napoleon (Mutah Beale)

Tupac & Napoleon, September 02, 1996
Tupac & Napoleon, September 02, 1996

Napoleon is another really active former member of the Outlawz, who has managed to get his life together and even take up an entirely different path – the way of Islam. Mutah switched his beliefs a few years back and is active on social media, which can be proven by his Instagram profile. Beale also decided to publish a book, which is now sold on Amazon – Life is Raw: The Story Of A Reformed Outlaw, in which he takes a look at his rough childhood, time with Pac, and evolution ever since the icon died. 

In terms of his musical career, Napoleon did manage to release an album, which is relatively hot from the oven. It’s titled ”Have Mercy vol.1” and includes a special tribute to Shakur – Never Forget.

 

Big Syke (Tyruss Himes)

Big Syke also isn’t among the living, as he passed away roughly 5 years ago, in December 2016. His last known album was released in 2015, a bit more than a year before passing away, named Bossolo and Spice 1 – ”Thug Therapy”. Other than that, a lot of his activity came in the first decade of the 21st century, including mixtapes, singles, studio albums, and appearances. Towards the end, however, little traces of musical output can be found.

Komani (Mopreme Shakur) – Tupac’s Stepbrother

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Mopreme is Tupac’s stepbrother and hasn’t recorded anything for over a decade now and his last song was released in 2009 under the name Alpha Thug. His overall activity after the death of Pac isn’t really anything to shout about.

Nevertheless, Mopreme takes regular part in interviews, in order to discuss news about Tupac, whilst also staring in several movies, including Intoxicating, My B.F.F, and Lucky Girl. He’s known not only as an actor and musician but as well as a producer.

Young Noble (Rufus Cooper III)

Young Noble of the Outlawz will be playing himself

Noble is the rookie in the group, but he is the most active to date. He has been part of more than 25 albums and has recorded one as recently as 2021, so we can definitely say he’s the most active of all former members of the group. Singles-wise, the number is also quite staggering – more than 40. Over the last decade, he would continuously make music along with some of Shakur’s former companions, such as Money B B-Legit, etc., laying his mark on the world of hip-hop.

What’s even more interesting is that Noble also has a bit of an acting career, starring as himself in numerous documentaries, such as Outlawz: Worldwide, Napoleon: Life Of An Outlaw, All Eyez On Me. On top of all that, Noble’s also managed to create his own brand of clothes, called the Outlaw University. His personal health seems steady nowadays, but he did receive a scare last year, after suffering from a heart attack, which he branded as “serious” on Instagram.

Storm (Donna Harkness)

Storm Outlaw Immortal and Tupac
Storm Outlaw Immortal and Tupac

Aside from one track from 2020 – G. Battles Feat. Brockett Parsons, Aloe Jo’El*, Storm Outlaw Immortal – Mind Of A Champion, she hasn’t been part of any projects or recorded any music on her own. Interestingly enough, she’s quite active on Instagram, sharing her thoughts on Tupac and other members of the Outlawz, as well as short videos of memorable moments.

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