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The group in 1996. Standing: Napoleon, E.D.I Mean, and Hussein Fatal; Below: Kastro, Tupac, and Yaki Kadafi
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Also known as
  • Outlaw Immortalz
  • (Fatal-N-Felony, Dramacydal, Thug Life, Storm and Young Noble)
Years active1995–present
Past members

Outlawz are an American hip hop group founded by rapper Tupac Shakur in late 1995 after Shakur's release from prison and arrival at Death Row Records.



The group, consisting of 10 original members: 2Pac under the alias "Makaveli", Hussein Fatal and Yaki Kadafi as Fatal-N-Felony, Thug Life representatives; Big Syke and Mopreme Shakur—under the aliases "Mussolini" and "Komani", as well as Dramacydal members; Big Malc, K-Dog, and Lil Mu' —under the aliases E.D.I. Mean, Kastro and Napoleon was introduced in February 1996 as the Outlaw Immortalz on the song "When We Ride" from Shakur's fourth studio album, All Eyez on Me . Storm, who was introduced on the All Eyez On Me double album as the first and only female member of the Outlaw Immortalz by 2Pac in 1995 would become the ninth member of the group and begin to work on her solo album managed by Tupac. Following the album, in June 1996, Hussein, Kadafi and E.D.I. were featured on 2Pac's non-album diss track "Hit 'Em Up"—now credited as "The Outlawz"—Kastro and Napoleon, although not featured on the song, can be seen in the song's music video. [1] [2] During the period of recording All Eyez on Me and "Hit 'Em Up" Kadafi introduced his friend, Rufus Cooper III, to 2Pac. Cooper was later featured, under the alias "Young Noble" and as the last member of the group, on 2Pac's, or rather, Makaveli's The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory . [3]


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