.:: Napoleon Biography
Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale was born in Newark, New Jersey
on October 11, 1977. His mother, Aquillah Beale, was Christian and his
father, Salek Beale, was Muslim. When he was three or four-years-old his
parents were murdered and his brother, Seike Beale, commit suicide.
After this, he along with his big brother, Moonie Beale, and his little
brother, Kamil "Hellraza" Beale, moved to their grandmother in
Irvington, New Jersey.
As Beale grew older he started rapping. In 1994, he ran into his
childhood friend Yafeu "Kadafi" Fula who he hadn't had contact with for
years. Both of them were rapping and Kadafi's Godbrother was the
notorious rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur. Kadafi's mother, Yaasmyn Fula, told
Tupac about Beale. She told him how he witnessed his parents being
murdered and it made him cry. He felt he had to met Beale. They met and
Beale joined their group, Dramacydal. Unlike the other members he didn't
go under an alias, he just went under his first name.
On April 5, 1995, Tupac's LP, Me Against The World, was released. Mutah
guest appeared on the song "Outlaw." In 1995, Mutah, Bruce "Fatal"
Washington, Kadafi, Katari "Kastro" Cox, Malcolm "E.D.I." Greenidge,
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, 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. 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." On November 10, after visiting his girlfriend, Kadafi was
killed. He was taken to University Hospital where he died on the
afternoon. Who killed him remained unknown until 2000 when Napoleon said
in an interview with The Source that it was his cousin, Roddy, who
accidentally killed him. Apparently, Kadafi and Roddy were drunk and
high, they were playing with a gun, Roddy pulled the trigger and a
bullet hit Kadafi in the head. Napoleon convinced Roddy to turn himself
In March 1997, Napoleon and the rest of the Outlawz with the exception
of Fatal, moved back to California and signed with Death Row Records.
They did this despite the fact that Tupac had several times told them
not to. On December 21, 1999, the Outlawz's debut LP, Still I Rise, was
finally released. Napoleon and the rest of the Outlawz besides Fatal
formed Outlaw Recordz and released their second and third LPs, Ride Wit
Us Or Collide Wit Us and Novakane, on November 7, 2000 and November 6,
2001. One of the first artists who signed with Outlaw Recordz was
Napoleon's brother, Hellraza. Napoleon made his acting debut in Thug
Life which also starred The Lady Of Rage and Willie D.
Napoleon's the father of a son, Saleick Beale. He has started a
barbershop and salon, Platinum Kuts. He's working on his solo debut
album, Bonapartes, due out this year. It features Jon B and Sticky