Another sad blow for the world of hip hop as Hussein Fatal, longtime 2Pac collaborator and member of The Outlawz, has passed away in a car accident. The death was confirmed by fellow Outlawz members and on Twitter below.
You may not know you know Hussein Fatal, but if you’ve ever played “Hit ‘Em Up”, “Troublesome”, “Still I Rise”, or “All About U”, you definitely have heard his verses. That’s just a sampling of his features with ‘Pac, let alone his solo material too (here’s the full list.) This, on top of the news I just learned even earlier today, that GBE’s Capo was gunned down here in Chicago, and it’s just an unfortunate day for the rap community. R.I.P.
(Hussein Fatal on the second verse.)
This isn’t click-bait. There’s some substance to it, via this unearthed letter from ‘Pac indicating that a collab album was in the, seemingly verbal stages, with not only OutKast but also Scarface, E-40, Smiff & Wessun, and of course The Outlawz.
It’s technically unconfirmed (*the letter’s authenticity), but was seen today via the good people at DJ Booth. Plus, I have read many a works from the Tupac handwritten collection and it looks much like his writing. Besides, don’t you just want to believe 2Pac was up for working with OutKast anyway?
(LOL @ 2Pac’s 🙂 emoji.)
EDIT: Looks like Big Boi would have been open to the collab as well.
More speculation: Could the letter have surfaced at the newly opened Tupac exhibit at The Grammy Museum? Any L.A. readers out there, let us know: @gowherehiphop.
Ok, Souls of Mischief! “There Is Only Now” is the first, and self-titled preview of the collab project with producer Adrian Younge and Snoop Dogg joins in on the fun. Lookout for the LP to drop August 26th.
BONUS: Snoop Dogg is also featured in the new Outlawz video for “Karma”. If you like one, I think you’ll like the other here.