Napoleon (rapper)

Napoleon (rapper)

Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale is a former rapper more commonly known as Napoleon.

Biography

He was born to Nation of Islam parents, his mother Aquillah Beale (Puerto Rican) and his father Salek Beale (African American). When he was three years old his parents were murdered, in front of him and his two brothers, by family friends who were members of the Nation of Islam. His brother, Seike Beale, committed suicide.

On April 5, 1995, Tupac's LP, Me Against the World, was released (which sold over 3 million copies) Mutah guest appeared on the song "Outlaw." In 1995, Napoleon, Hussein, Kadafi, Kastro, E.D.I. and Makaveli (Tupac) formed the group the Outlaw Immortalz; later renamed to the Outlawz. Tupac gave each member of the group an alias taken from an enemy of America or so called tyrants and he gave Mutah the alias Napoleon after French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. On February 13, 1996, Tupac's double LP All Eyez on Me was released selling 10 million copies in the U.S. Napoleon guest appeared on "Tradin' War Stories", "When We Ride", "Thug Passion", and "Run Tha Streetz."

On September 7, 1996, Tupac was shot four times in a drive-by-shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to University Medical Center where he died a week later. Napoleon and the rest of the Outlawz moved back to New Jersey. On November 5, Tupac's LP, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, was released. Napoleon guest appeared on the song "Life Of An Outlaw."

Napoleon's solo debut album, Have Mercy, was due out 2005. It features Jon B and other artist. He had a minor hit called Never Forget featuring Val Young and Johnny J. Johnny J produced the song as well. It has been completed but will not be released, and Napoleon has completely retired from gangsta rap due to its im-permissibility in the religion of Islam, as Napoleon has said so himself. He lived in Abu Dhabi for three or four months while requesting permanent residency in Saudi Arabia. He is now back in the United States.

Recent activity

On May 17, 2008, he delivered a speech on "from thug life to Islam" in the Kingston Jamia Mosque in Kingston upon Thames, South London. It was an evening arranged by the Dawah Organization called Muslim Outreach. He also visited Markaz Muaadh ibn Jabal in Slough to deliver a similar speech, outlining how he has freed himself completely from music and has turned to the way of the Messenger and his companions.

Discography

Unreleased Solo

  • 2005: Have Mercy

With Outlawz

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Thug Life Vee Motion picture debut
2002 Outlawz: Worldwide Himself Documentary DVD
2007 Tupac: Assassination Himself Documentary DVD

References

External links

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