Who is Ludacris’ manager, Chaka Zulu?

Tragic feuds and violence between rappers have rocked the music world in the past. And a recent incident in Atlanta involving Ludacris manager Chaka Zulu – best known for co-founding Disturbing tha Peace Records and his close relationship with the fast furious star — makes waves. Who is Chaka Zulu and what happened in the Atlanta shooting?

The musical director is known for his longtime relationship with Ludacris and other rappers

Ludacris and Chaka Zulu on July 13, 2017 in Chicago | Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine

Chaka Zulu is an integral part of the hip-hop community, especially in the South. According SK PopZulu was Ludacris’ manager for a long time and co-founded Disturbing tha Peace Records with the rapper.

Their label includes artists Shawnna, Field Mob and Bobby Valentino (in addition to Ludacris). Through this work in the music industry, Zulu has formed close ties with artists such as Young Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, Big KRIT and Chingy.

Zulu’s impact has included leading artists and talent at Spotify and serving as vice president of sports and entertainment marketing at Monster, the company behind Beats by Dre headphones.

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In January 2022, Ludacris took instagram to share a photo of him and Zulu at an Atlanta Hawks game and praise his manager.

The dedication read, in part, “Never needed to sign a management contract because what was understood never needed to be explained.” We got rich together now by reaping the benefits together. Love is love, loyalty is loyalty, kings are kings.

Chaka Zulu and 2 others were recently gunned down in Atlanta, Georgia

The incident happened on June 26 in front of the APT 4B restaurant and bar. Chaka Zulu hosts weekly events at the site, located in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood. The police intervened around 11:35 p.m.

Sources reported that Zulu was “accompanying a few women from the bar to their car when he allegedly drove in with a few guys the women knew.” At that time, he was reportedly shot three times. “Officers found three men with gunshot wounds, including one, believed to be one of the shooters, who was later pronounced dead,” Atlanta Dark Star reported.

Immediately afterwards, it was reported that Zulu was in intensive care. Little was known about his condition, his chances of survival or the details leading up to the shooting. Since then, more information has been uncovered in what is believed to be an active investigation.

Chaka Zulu is in stable condition after the shooting

We now know that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition after the incident and he has opened up about his role in the shooting. According to TMZ, surveillance footage tells a complex story about what happened that night.

The sequence shows Zulu and another man in a heated exchange which a woman tries to defuse. But when things take a turn for the worse, a group of men standing in the parking lot with the man confronting Zulu get involved.

“We are told that a guy in the group pushes his way between 2 vehicles, pulls out a gun and fires at least 2 shots. Our sources say Chaka, who was also armed, can then be seen getting to his feet and firing at least one shot back,” TMZ reported.

A 23-year-old man died in the incident, in which Zulu claims he fired in self-defense. The investigation is ongoing and more details will likely be revealed. So far, surveillance footage and witness statements support Zulu’s account.

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