Outlawz rapper who collaborated with Tupac kiled in car crash

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outlawz-rapper-and-tupac.jpgA founding member of hip hop group The Outlawz and a collaborator of Tupac Shakur has been killed in a car accident, his friends have confirmed.

Hussein Fatal passed away on Saturday. He was 38.

While tributes have been flowing in fast for the rapper, details of his death remain unclear.

TMZ first reported the death on Sunday.

An announcement was made on Twitter by The Outlawz.

'Rest in Paradise our brother Hussein Fatal,' the post said.

'He passed away in a car accident. Pray for his family & kids at this time!'

Fatal featured on numerous songs with Tupac.

His claim to fame was singing the second verse on 'Hit 'Em Up', with the lyrics: 'Get out the way, yo, get out the way, yo. Biggie Smalls just got dropped.'

Fellow Outlawz member Napoleon went to Facebook to remember his friend ... writing, "He was my old group member and friend for over 20 years and he will be missed."

Fatal was born Bruce Washington in New Jersey.

After the release of his debut album, In The Line Of Fire, in 1998, Fatal left The Outlawz, Vibe reported.

During that time he worked with Ja Rule on the 2003 album Blood In My Eye, before reunitied.

He then reunited with the band in 2010.

Ja Rule was also among Fatal's peers to pay tribute to the artist on Sunday

He posted to Instagram: 'Damn I'm gonna miss my nigga all them late night talks about industry bullshit all the city's we tore down real nigga we had a lot of good times my brother Rip soldier I'm gonna miss u!!! #RipFatal.'