MONTCLAIR, NJ - Friends, family and Mutah 'Napolean' Beale, a fellow member of hip hop group Outlawz, have confirmed that Montclair, NJ-born and -raised rapper Hussein Fatal died in a car accident on July 11. Details surrounding the tragic car accident are not yet available and information will be released as it becomes available.

Born Bruce Washington on April 3, 1977, he was best known by his stage name Hussein Fatal.  The story has spread on social media with fans expressing shock and disbelief. 

Fatal gained notoriety in the mid-90s as a founding member of Tupac Shakur’s hip hop group the Outlawz. He is best known for his work in the second verse on 'Hit 'Em Up,' the famous ‘diss record’ against The Notorious B.I.G., where he sang: “Get out the way, yo, get out the way, yo. Biggie Smalls just got dropped.” He also appeared on tracks of Tupac's 1996 double album,All Eyez on Me with tracks “All Bout U” and “When We Ride.”

After the release of Fatal’s 1998 debut album, ‘In the Line of Fire,’ he left The Outlawz. During that time, he worked with Ja Rule on the 2003 album ‘Blood In My Eye.’ He later reunited with the Outlawz in 2010.