Yafeu Akiyele Fula (October 9, 1977 – November 10, 1996), better known by his stage name, Yaki Kadafi, was an American rapper from Irvington, New Jersey. Kadafi's parents, Yaasmyn Fula and Sekou Odinga were both members of the Black Panther Party. The mothers of Kadafi and Tupac Shakur shared a close friendship, this made Yaki Kadafi and Tupac Shakur close childhood friends until their untimely deaths in 1996. Yaki Kadafi was credited for writing some very significant hits for the late rapper Tupac Shakur. ASCAP holds the respective records under the name "FULA YAFEU A". Among these 53 records kept by the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers are such notable titles as: Hit em up, Still I Rise, All about U, Gangsta Party and Me against the world, which charted at #1 of the Top 200 Billboard Charts in 1995. That same year, Kadafi and the late rapper Tupac Shakur founded the rap group Outlawz.