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Ludacris’ longtime manager Chaka Zulu wounded during shooting

Chaka Zulu is a renowned music executive who has worked with scores of prominent hip-hop stars
Ludacris' longtime manager Chaka Zulu wounded during shooting
Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges and Chaka Zulu attend LudaDay ‘The Red Napkin’ Dinner at Coca-Cola Headquarters on September 4, 2015 in Atlanta. (Photo by Robin Lori for rolling out)

Chaka Zulu, the longtime business partner and manager for rap icon Ludacris, has reportedly been wounded in a triple shooting in Atlanta.

The NBC News affiliate 11 Alive reported that Zulu was shot in the parking lot of a strip mall in the upscale Buckhead section of the city on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at about 11:30 p.m. The television station reported that there was some type of verbal altercation that precipitated the shooting that took the life of one of the victims.

Atlanta police told the station that they “do not have a suspect in custody and have not released the condition of Zulu or the other surviving victim.”

Zulu has been a renowned figure in the music game in Atlanta and around the nation for more than 20 years. He was a prominent radio personality before his path intersected with Ludacris, a former radio deejay. Zulu along with Ludacris and Zulu’s brother Jeff Dixon founded Disturbing Tha Peace records back in 1998. Since then, the label has facilitated the career rise of the likes of Chingy, Shawnna, Playaz Circle, Lil Scrappy and others.

In addition to the heights he climbed with Luda, Zulu is credited with helping to guide or brand a score of top hip-hop acts, including T.I., 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Iggy Azalea, OutKast, CeeLo Green, 8 Ball & MJG, B.o.B., DJ Drama, and Big K.R.I.T, according to the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation.

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