The Outlawz Members

Malcolm Greenidge and Katari Cox grew up in New York together. Through their strong friendship, Greenidge’s father and Cox’s mother introduced them to one another. Later, after relocating to New Jersey with their families, they made friends with Yafeu Fula. Tupac Amaru Shakur, Cox’s cousin and Fula’s Godbrother, used to watch care for them. After he gained notoriety, he helped them leave the ghetto and purchased houses for them in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fula, Greenridge, and Cox created a trio in 1992. K-Dog was Cox’s alias, Big Malcolm was Greenridge’s, and Young Hollywood was Fula’s. The Thoro Headz and the Young Thugs were two of the identities that the three went by. On Tupac’s February 4, 1993, release of the record “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” Big Malcolm and K-Dog made their debuts as “Flex.” Yassmyn Fula, Tupac’s aunt and the mother of Young Hollywood, informed Tupac in 1994 about Mutah Wasin Shabazz Beale, a sixteen-year-old who saw his parents killed when he was three or four years old. Tupac wept as he read the narrative. He made up his mind to meet Beale. After they got together, Beale joined the group. He only used his first name, Mutah, and didn’t use an alias.

Tupac was shot four times and robbed at the Quad Recording Studios in New York on November 30. He was arrested for sexual abuse the following day. After being found guilty, he was sentenced to serve a maximum of four and a half years in jail on February 14, 1995. His album, Me Against The World, was published on April 5. The song “Me Against The World” and the song “Outlaw” included the group that is currently known as Dramacydal. Tupac’s song “So Many Tears” was released on June 27. It included the song “Hard To Imagine” by Mutah, K-Dog, and Big Malcolm.

Dramacydal was on the verge of signing a record deal with Interscope Records; however, Tupac was freed on October 12 after Death Row Records, Interscope Records, and Time Warner paid a $1.4 million bond. He was had to sign a three album contract with Death Row Records in exchange. Following his release, he and Dramacydal took a plane to Los Angeles, California’s Death Row Records to begin recording his double album, All Eyez On Me.

Tupac wanted to start a new group while he was doing his time in prison. He gave Young Hollywood instructions to begin recruiting new members. Naturally, he, Big Malcolm, K-Dog, and Mutah would be included, but more people were required. Bruce Washington was one of Tupac’s friends, according to young Hollywood. He claimed that once, while Big Malcolm and K-Dog were paying him a visit in Montclair, New Jersey, their hats were stolen. As a result, he went to Washington and requested that he return their headwear. When Washington confronted the robbers, their hats were given back. Tupac said he could bring Washington along when Young Hollywood requested.

Washington was contacted by Young Hollywood, who encouraged him to join a group they were starting and explained that he was assisting Tupac in finding recruits. Washington didn’t think he was telling the truth, and it wasn’t brought up again until Yaasmyn Fula did. It dawned on him then that Young Hollywood had meant business. They went to see Tupac the following day. Tupac invited Washington to contribute a couple verses before he got a chance to introduce himself. He quickly merged into the group. Tyruss “Big Syke” Himes of Thug Life and Tupac’s brother Mopreme Shakur also joined the group.

Tupac provided each group member with an alias that was stolen from an American enemy. Big Malcolm went by the alias E.D.I. after the president of Uganda, Big Syke went by the name Moozaliny after the president of Italy, K-Dog went by the name Kastro after the president of Cuba, Mopreme went by the name Komani after the president of Iran, Mutah went by the name Napoleon after the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, Washington went by the name Hussein Fatal, which was later changed to Fatal Hussein after the president of Iraq, and Young Hollywood went by the name Kadafi after the colonel Muammar Al-Qadaafi of Libya. Tupac adopted the moniker Makaveli The Don in honor of Niccolo Machiavelli, the Italian scholar.

The only thing left to do was think of a name for the organization. Tupac was fond of “Lil’ Homies,” but Fatal—who was practically as old as Tupac—didn’t want to be called that. Instead, he recommended Outlaw Immortalz, and Tupac accepted. The release date of All Eyez On Me was February 13, 1996. In addition to their solo guest spots on “All About U,” “Tradin’ War Stories,” “Thug Passion,” “Picture Me Rollin’,” “Check Out Time,” “All Eyez On Me,” and “Run Tha Streetz,” the trio made guest appearances on “When We Ride.” The trio changed their name from the Outlaw Immortalz to the group Donna “Storm” Hunter after Komani and Moozaliny left for unspecified reasons following the release.

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Tupac’s “How Do U Want It” single was made available on June 14. “Hit ‘Em Up,” starring the Outlawz, was included. The most infamous dis song in history is this one. It has disses from Mobb Deep, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Chino XL, and Bad Boy Entertainment. Tupac said he had sex with Faith Evans, the wife of The Notorious B.I.G., a music artist signed to Bad Boy Entertainment. The song’s music video marked the Outlawz’s debut in a Tupac production. Rufus “Young Noble” Cooper, a buddy of Kadafi and Fatal’s, joined the Outlawz. Tupac was shot four times during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 7, 1996. After being brought to University Medical Center, he passed away a week later. Tupac was traveling in the automobile behind E.D.I. and Kadafi. While E.D.I. said he was unable to identify the killer, Kadafi suggested he might be able to. Before the police could question Kadafi, he relocated back to New Jersey with the rest of the Outlawz, and the police lead was never pursued.