So sad. Hussein Fatal, a rapper who was a member of Tupac Shakur’s group The Outlawz, died in a car accident on July 11. He was only 38 years old.
Hussein Fatal, born Bruce Washington Jr., died on July 11 in a car accident at the age of 38. He rose to fame in the ’90s by being a part of famed rapper Tupac Shakur’s group The Outlawz. Hussein’s death was confirmed on social media by the rap group.
“Rest in Paradise our brother Hussein Fatal he passed away in a car accident,” The Outlawz wrote on Twitter. “Pray for his family & kids at this time!” What a tragedy. No other details were given about the fatal car accident. The Outlawz also tweeted out a donation link to help Hussein’s family cover funeral expenses.
Hussein was best known for being featured on the hit 1996 rap anthem “Hit ‘Em Up.” He was also featured on “All About U” and “When We Ride.” The Outlawz released multiple albums after Tupac’s death in 1996. Their last album, Perfect Timing, was released in 2011. Hussein had a successful solo career as well, releasing four albums between 1998 and 2013. He also released 18 mixtapes.
Fellow Outlawz member Napoleon — real name Mutah Beale — mourned Hussein’s death on Facebook. He wrote, “From Allah we belong to Allah we return it is confirmed our brother hussein fatal member of the outlawz returned to Allah last night due to a car accident. Our brother fatal did accept islam and We ask Allah to have mercy on him. He was my old group member and friend for over 20 years and he will be missed. Death comes sudden with out warning and we ask Allah to give us a good ending.”
Fellow rappers took to Twitter to sound off on the heartbreaking news. Talib Kweli Greene wrote, “Damn. RIP Hussein Fatal. Good dude. Death is way too familiar.” Juicy J tweeted, “R.I.P. Hussein Fatal prayers up.” Former The View co-host Rosie Perez also sent her condolences on Twitter.
Hussein was born in Montclair, New Jersey, according to NJ.com. Hussein’s real name was Bruce Washington, but he converted to Islam. Our thoughts go out to Hussein’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson