Kadafi in December 1995
|Birth name||Yafeu Akiyele Fula|
|Also known as||Young Hollywood, Felony, Killa Kadafi, The Prince|
|Born||October 9, 1977|
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S
|Origin||Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Died||November 10, 1996 (aged 19)|
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|Genres||Hip hop, gangsta rap|
|Labels||Havenotz, Cold Flo, 1 Nation|
|Associated acts||2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Outlawz, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, O.F.T.B., Snoop Dogg, Boot Camp Click,|
Early life and education
Yafeu Fula was born on October 9, 1977, in the Bronx to Sekou Odinga and Yaasmyn Fula. When Fula was four years old, his father, Odinga, was arrested and charged with six counts of attempted murder, nine predicate acts of racketeering influenced corrupt organization (RICO), assisting in the escape of Assata Shakur from prison and violent theft of an armored truck. Yafeu and his seven siblings were raised by their mother, whose surname he adopted.
Kadafi's parents were both members of the Black Panther Party. Yaasmyn Fula and Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, were close friends, and Kadafi and Tupac were friends until their respective deaths in 1996.
In 1994, Fula ran into his childhood friend Mutah "Napoleon" Beale. Yafeu's mother introduced Napoleon to Tupac Shakur, and all three created Dramacydal. Yafeu, only 16, took on the stage name of Young Hollywood. The group appeared on Tupac's album Me Against The World.
When Tupac was in prison in 1995 on sexual assault charges, Kadafi visited him daily. At one of these visits, Tupac and Kadafi decided to form the rap group Outlawz, which would bring many members back from Tupac's earlier groups, Dramacydal and Thug Life. Fula also teamed up with fellow Outlawz member Hussein Fatal to record material under the name "Fatal-N-Felony." An album was planned but never materialized, although some songs planned for the album appeared on Son Rize Vol.1.
That same year, upon Tupac's release from prison, Kadafi met with him to sign with Death Row. He guest-starred on Tupac's All Eyez On Me and featured on three songs. At this point, Fula began his entry into the public eye, appearing in music videos, going to award shows and performing onstage. The Outlawz recorded frequently with Tupac throughout 1996.
On September 13, 1996, Tupac died after being shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting near the Las Vegas Strip on September 7. Kadafi was in the car directly behind Tupac, and claimed to have seen the white Cadillac pull up alongside him and open fire. Kadafi reportedly said he could identify the driver and had requested to keep it 100% confidential but was exposed by news reporters.
On November 10, 1996, nearly two months after Tupac's death, Kadafi, at the age of 19, was found slumped in the third-floor stairwell of an apartment building at 325 Mechanic Street in Orange, New Jersey. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Fula was found by New Jersey police at 3:48 am. It is believed he had been accidentally shot once in the head by Napoleon's cousin, Roddy Beale, who later turned himself in to the police and served 7–8 years in prison. However, this has been disputed by Kadafi's mother and a female witness  His death has been written about in numerous publications, including the book The Killing of Tupac Shakur by Cathy Scott.
- Son Rize Vol. 1 (2004)
- Still I Rise with 2Pac + Outlawz (1999)
- Me Against The World (Tupac Shakur album) ("Me Against the World"; "Outlaw")
- All Eyez on Me (Tupac Shakur album) ("All Bout U"; "When We Ride")
- The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (Tupac Shakur album) ("Hail Mary"; "Just Like Daddy")
- Gang Related (film soundtrack by various artists) ("Starin' Through My Rear View"; "Made Niggaz")
- R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (Tupac Shakur album) ("Enemies With Me"; "When I Get Free II")
- Greatest Hits (Tupac Shakur album) ("Hail Mary"; "Me Against the World"; "Hit 'Em Up"; "All Bout U")
- Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000 (compilation album by various artists) ("Who Do U Believe In")
- Until the End of Time (Tupac Shakur album) ("M.O.B."; "Lastonesleft"; "Runnin' On E"; "U Don't Have 2 Worry")
- Better Dayz (Tupac Shakur album) ("Fuck 'Em All"; "Late Night"; "Fame"; "There U Go"; "Who U Believe In"; "They Don't Give a Fuck About Us")
- Tupac: Resurrection (Tupac Shakur album) ("Secretz of War"; "Starin' Through My Rear View")
- Pac's Life (Tupac Shakur album) ("Don't Sleep"; "Soon As I Get Home"; "Don't Stop"; "Untouchable")
- "Yaasym Fula interview with Kadafi Legacy" (PDF). Kadfilegacy. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
- ""IMDb Biography of Yafeu Fula" IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- "Witness to Rapper's killing is shot dead". latimes.com. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
- Scott, Cathy. "Shakur shooting witness found dead in N.J." Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "Napoleon (Outlawz) on his Cousin Accidentally Killing Kadafi". YouTube. DJ Vlad. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
- Scott, Cathy (2002). The Killing of Tupac Shakur. ISBN 9780929712208. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "Published books about Yaki Kadafi". Retrieved 5 June 2012.