Bruce Edward Washington Jr. (April 3, 1973 – July 10, 2015),[2] better known by his stage name Hussein Fatal or sometimes as Fatal Hussein, was an American rapper, best known for his collaborative work with Tupac Shakur as a member of the rap group Outlaw Immortalz or just Outlawz.

Hussein Fatal
Fatal in 2009
Fatal in 2009
Background information
Birth nameBruce Edward Washington Jr.
Also known asFatal Hussein
Born(1973 -04-03)April 3, 1973[1][2][3]
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedJuly 10, 2015(2015-07-10) (aged 42)
Banks County, Georgia, U.S.[2]
Years active1994–2015
LabelsThugtertainment, Relativity, Rap-A-Lot
Formerly ofOutlawz

Early life edit

Fatal was born Bruce Edward Washington Jr. in New Jersey on April 3, 1973.[2]

Career edit

Washington first appeared as "Hussein Fatal" in February 1996 on the songs "All Bout U" and "When We Ride" from Shakur's album All Eyez on Me. As a member of the Outlaw Immortalz, his name was chosen to evoke a villain, Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.[4][5] In June 1996, he was featured on Shakur's song "Hit 'Em Up", insulting Shakur's rivals in the song's second verse.[6]

After 2Pac died in September 1996 and Outlawz member Yaki Kadafi died in November, Washington did not appear on another recording until 1998 when Relativity Records released his first solo album In the Line of Fire.[7] The label went bankrupt; the album wasn't promoted and sold poorly.[8] Washington did not appear on the Outlawz debut album, Still I Rise.

Washington then signed with Rap-A-Lot Records and began work on a second solo studio album, Death Before Dishonor, recording over 40 songs before being arrested in December 1999 for an assault committed three years earlier. Rap-A-Lot Records released the album as Fatal after he was paroled in 2002.[9]

Around 2003, through his affiliation with Rap-A-Lot, Washington began associating with Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. Records. That year, Washington performed on four songs of Ja Rule's album Blood in My Eye: "The Life", "It's Murda (Freestyle)", "The Wrap (Freestyle)" and the eponymous title track, "Blood in My Eye". He also made a cameo appearance in the music video for Clap Back. Washington also appeared on the remix of Ashanti's "Rain On Me".[10][11][12][13]

He performed again with Outlawz on their 2010 mixtape Killuminati 2K10 and their 2011 mixtape Killuminati 2K11,[14][15] and on the 2011 album, Perfect Timing.[16][17][18] He also appeared on the tracks "Emancipation" and "Welcome To Real Life",[19][20] from fellow Outlawz member Young Noble's 2012 album Son of God.[21] He continued to release mixtapes on his own label, Thugtertainment, until his death.[22]

Death edit

Fatal died in a car accident in Banks County, Georgia on July 10, 2015, at the age of 42. His girlfriend, Zanetta Yearby, was driving and was charged with DUI, first-degree vehicular homicide, and reckless driving after the accident.[23]

Discography edit

Solo albums Year Label
In the Line of Fire 1998 Relativity Records
Fatal 2002 Rap-a-Lot, Asylum Records
Born Legendary 2009 Thugtertainment
The Interview: It's Not a Gimmik 2 Me 2013
Ridin' All Week on 'Em 2015
Legendary Status 2018 Hussein Entertainment
With Young Noble Year Label
Thug in Thug Out 2007 High Powered, Koch, Thugtertainment, 1Nation Ent.
Outlaw Nation Vol. 3 (Mixtape) 2013 Thugtertainment, Outlaw Recordz
Jerzey Giantz (Mixtape) 2014
With Nutt-So Year Label
Outkasted Outlawz 2010 Nutty's Playhouse Entertainment, Thugtertainment
With Outlawz Year Label
Killuminati 2K10 2010 1Nation Ent., Thugtertainment
Killuminati 2K11 2011
Perfect Timing Universal, Fontana, 1Nation Ent., Krude

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Outlawz: Worldwide himself Documentary DVD
2003 Eyes On Hip Hop – The Chronicle Vol.1 himself Documentary DVD
Beef himself Documentary DVD
2004 All Access Vol.5 himself Documentary DVD
2007 Smooth: The Game Is Dead Motion picture debut
2008 The Money Kept Coming himself Documentary DVD
Ca$h Rules M.J. Motion picture debut
2011 Sex, Money and You Already Know: The Hykine Johnson Story Fatal Motion picture debut
2013 Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw himself Documentary DVD
Sleeping With Angels Walter Kurtz Motion picture debut
Can't Forget New Jersey himself Documentary
Bound by Blood Motion picture debut

References edit

  1. ^ "Young Noble Outlaw on Instagram: "Happy Bday OG! #Outlaw4Life #RipFatal #AriesGang 🙏🙏🙏"". Archived from the original on December 26, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Atlanta's Hussein Fatal, Tupac Shakur associate, killed in crash". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Diaz, Evelyn (July 12, 2015). "Report: Bruce 'Hussein Fatal' Washington of Outlawz Dies". BET. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "Tupac Month: Rappers Speak on the Nicknames Tupac Gave Them". Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  5. ^ "WHY TUPAC NAMED THE OUTLAWZ AFTER ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES". Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  6. ^ "Tupac's 'Hit 'Em Up': The Most Savage Diss Track Ever Turns 20". Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "LegacyRecordings.com: Fatal In the Line of Fire". Legacy Recordings. Archived from the original on July 12, 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  8. ^ "RELATIVITY RECORDS". Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  9. ^ "HUSSEIN FATAL – FATAL (OFFICIAL ALBUM)". Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ja Rule – Blood In My Eye". Discogs.
  11. ^ "Ashanti - Rain On Me (Remix) ft. Ja Rule, Charli Baltimore, Hussein Fatal". Youtube.
  12. ^ "Rest In Peace To Longtime Tupac Affiliate & Outlawz Member Hussein Fatal". Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  13. ^ "Hussein Fatal Dead at 38: Rapper, Tupac Shakur Collaborator Killed in Car Crash". E! Online. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Killuminati 2K10 - The Outlawz - DJ Smallz & DJ Kay Slay". Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  15. ^ "Killuminati 2K11 - The Outlawz - DJ Smallz & DJ Kay Slay". Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  16. ^ "Outlawz – Killuminati2K10". Discogs.
  17. ^ "Outlawz – Killuminati2K11". Discogs.
  18. ^ "Outlawz – Perfect Timing". Discogs.
  19. ^ "Emancipation". Genius.
  20. ^ "Welcome To Real Life". Genius.
  21. ^ "Young Noble - Son Of God". Discogs.
  22. ^ "Where Are 2Pac's Outlawz Now?". Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  23. ^ Moore, Rob (July 11, 2015). "GSP releases details of fatal Banks County crash". accessWDUN. Retrieved September 17, 2021.

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