The Outlawz rapper, who delivered a verse on Tupac's famed diss track "Hit 'Em Up," was 38

By Wade Rouse
Updated July 13, 2015 09:30 AM
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Credit: Courtesy The Outlawz

Hussein Fatal, a rapper who rose to fame in the 1990s through his collaborations with the late Tupac Shakur and as a member of Tupac’s group The Outlawz, died in a car accident Saturday. He was 38.

“Rest in Paradise,” The Outlawz Tweeted on Sunday, alongside a photo of Fatal with Tupac. “Our brother Hussein Fatal he passed away in a car accident. Pray for his family & kids at this time!”

The New Jersey rapper, born Bruce Washington Jr., appeared on Tupac’s 1996 double album, All Eyez on Me, including the tracks “All Bout U” and “When We Ride,” and he also delivered a verse on Tupac’s famous diss track “Hit ‘Em Up,” according to Billboard.

The Outlawz went on to release numerous albums following Tupac’s death in 1996, including their last release, Perfect Timing, in 2011.

In addition, Fatal teamed up on Ja Rule’s 2003 album Blood in My Eye as well as on the remix of Ashanti’s “Rain On Me.”

The Outlawz asked fans on Facebook Sunday to support Fatal’s family by donating to his funeral expenses.

Details surrounding Fatal’s death have yet to be released by police.