Napoleon (rapper)

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Napoleon
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A former member of Tupac's rap group Outlawz
Background information
Birth nameMutah Wassin Shabazz Beale
Born (1977-10-07) October 7, 1977 (age 42)
Origin Irvington, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, motivational speaker
Years active1994–2005 (rapping)
2005–present (as motivational speaker)
Labels Outlaw Recordz, Death Row Records
Associated acts Makaveli, Outlawz, Johnny J Tha Dogg Pound, Scarface,
Website www.lifeofanoutlaw.com

Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale (Arabic : مطاع واسن شهباز بيل) (born October 7, 1977), better known as Napoleon, is a former member of Tupac's rap group Outlawz. Beale has since converted to Islam and is now a motivational speaker. [1]

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Conversion to Islam

In 2001 Mutah Napoleon Beale was invited to Islam by Mikal Kamil. [2] Beale considers hip hop and Islam to be incompatible, because "they basically call for two different things" and that even if the song's message is positive, "if it is not according to the Sunnah (teachings) of the Prophet Muhammad, then it is unacceptable". He also believes that a "gangster Muslim" does not exist, and even claims that 2Pac was once offered the role of a gangster Muslim in a movie and he rejected it. Napoleon attended Father Mercredi Catholic School to speak about his life and when he became a Muslim. This took place in Fort McMurray, Alberta, on May 26, 2010. [1]

It was announced that a documentary on Beale's life and work was being undertaken, titled Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw. [3]

Mutah is now involved in different fields of business. He now resides in Saudi Arabia. [4] His latest business venture is MW Cafe, a coffee brand he is building with the first location in Ras Al-Khaimah. [5]

Discography

Studio albums

With Outlawz
List of 2Pac albums below that Mutah "Napoleon" Beale appeared on
Soundtracks

Filmography

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References

  1. 1 2 Mona Moussly (2009) "Hip hop don't stop as it goes Islamic", Al Arabiya News Channel, March 19, 2009
  2. "A Rapper's Spiritual Journey". Los Angeles Times . February 8, 2003. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  3. "Mutah "Napoleon" Beale". Facebook.com. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  4. Saeed, Saeed (March 19, 2014). "Former Outlawz rapper opens coffee shop in Saudi Arabia". The National. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  5. "MW Cafe". Mwcafe.com. Retrieved April 1, 2020.