"We have to start with the truth…my son was murdered," said Yaasmyn
Fula, mother of Kadafi Fula. There have been various accounts of how Kadafi,
one of Tupac’s Outlawz, was slain.
Some theories state
that he was killed in a freak accident with a firearm and others still maintain
that he was murdered because he was willing to testify to Pac’s murderers.
Once known as Young
Hollywood, Kadafi (real name: Yafeu A. Fula aka Yak) was instrumental in the
formation of the Outlawz as he was featured on early Pac songs like "Flex,"
"Me Against The World" and "Outlaw."
him with the name Kadafi, a moniker after former Libyan chief Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi.
Later, as an Outlaw Kadafi was featured on classic Pac songs like "Hit
knows the reality surrounding her son’s death, Fulu said she has a perspective
that no other can claim – that of a mother.
"I have a
totally different take on [my son’s death]," she told AllHipHop.com refuting
most of the looming questions.
She said that the
media, rappers and the general population have forgotten much of Tupac’s roots
in the Black Nationalist movement and much of the edutainment value of hip-hop
we giving the youth? They have no concept of history," she said. "Tupac
was the epitome of everything that is good in us."
said she had no intention of dwelling on her son’s passing.
"I am about
moving forward," she said promising to discuss more about her son at a
At the time of
his death Kadafi was 19 years old.