|Birth name||Yafeu Akiyele Fula|
|Also known as||Young Hollywood, Felony, Killa Kadafi, The Prince|
|Born||October 9, 1977|
New York City, U.S.
|Origin||Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Died||November 10, 1996 19) (aged|
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|Genres||Hip hop, gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop|
|Labels||Havenotz, Cold Flo, 1 Nation|
Yafeu Akiyele Fula (October 9, 1977 – November 10, 1996), better known by his stage name Yaki Kadafi, was an American rapper and a founder and member of the hip hop groups Outlawz and Dramacydal.
Yafeu Fula was born in the Bronx, New York City, on October 9, 1977, to Sekou Odinga and Yaasmyn Fula. When he was four years old his father Sekou Odinga was arrested and imprisoned; he was raised by his mother and adopted her surname.[ citation needed ]
Kadafi's parents were both members of the Black Panther Party.[ citation needed ] Yaasmyn Fula and Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, were close friends, and Kadafi and Tupac were friends until their respective deaths in 1996. Kadafi has two daughters.
In 1994, Fula met up again with his childhood friend Mutah "Napoleon" Beale. Yaasmyn Fula, the mother of Yafeu, introduced Napoleon to Tupac Shakur, and all three created Dramacydal. Yafeu, only 16, took on the stage name "Young Hollywood". The group appeared on Tupac's album Me Against the World .
In 1995, upon Tupac's release from prison, Kadafi met with him to sign with Death Row. He guest-starred on Tupac's All Eyez on Me and was featured on three songs. The Outlawz recorded frequently with Tupac throughout 1996.
Fula also teamed up with fellow Outlawz member Hussein Fatal to record material under the name "Fatal-N-Felony".
On September 13, 1996, Tupac died after being shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting near the Las Vegas Strip on September 7. Kadafi was in the car directly behind Tupac, and claimed to have seen a white Cadillac pull up alongside him and open fire.
On November 10, 1996, Fula was shot dead in Orange, New Jersey. Police found his body in the hallway of a friend's apartment building upon responding to a report of gunfire. [ citation needed ]He was 19 years old. Fellow Outlawz rapper Napoleon, whose cousin Rashad "Roddy" Beale had killed Fula, said in a 2017 interview that Beale had called the shooting accidental and turned himself in to police, and served "7 or 8 years" in prison. Fula's mother responded that his death was intentional as Beale had threatened Fula beforehand, and claimed that Beale's family had also threatened witnesses. Fula is buried at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield.
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This is the discography of rap group Outlawz below:
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