Who is Chaka Zulu? Longtime Ludacris manager shot and wounded in Atlanta

Chaka Zulu was recognized as the 9th recipient of 'Forever 404 Honors presented by Sharecare' at the Atlanta Hawks game earlier this year


                            Who is Chaka Zulu? Longtime Ludacris manager shot and wounded in Atlanta
Chaka Zulu, Atlanta music veteran, was shot and wounded along with 2 others, one of them pronounced dead (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Department)
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GEORGIA, ATLANTA: Ludacris' longtime manager Chaka Zulu was shot near Peachtree Road at around 11:35 pm on Sunday, June 26. The shooting took place in Buckhead's neighborhood, which involved three men getting gunned down. They were taken to a hospital where one of them died, according to reports. As of now, the police don't have a suspect as of now and the officers have said that the investigation is ongoing and active.

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The officials broke the news to 11Alive explaining that the homicide investigators rushed to the scene and shared that the shooting was the result of an argument that broke out in the parking lot behind a strip center on Peachtree Road. 11alive also tells us that police have towed at least three cars with them and have some footage that they would look at which could be potential proof in this case. While there's no official confirmation about Zulu's condition, a reporter told WSB-TV’s Michael Seiden that Atlanta's former Mayor Kasim Reed said, "We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family thanks everyone for their good wishes and prayers, and asks for their privacy at this time."

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Atlanta police Lt Germaine Dearlove also told WSB-TV that, "We have three persons shot at the location. One deceased and two are in hospitals as a result of a dispute in the parking lot." Some sources also claim that the shooting took right outside of APT 4B restaurant, which Zulu owns, and that he was trying to break up a quarrel. While the gunman is still at large, the footage acquired by the police according to 11Alive can help them identify the perpetrator. 

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Who is Chaka Zulu?

While many people might not have heard of him, he's a respected member of the hip-hop community. Apart from being a longtime manager to Ludacris, he co-founded the label Disturbing Tha Peace Records and has represented artists like Chingy, Bobby Valentino, Young Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, Big K.R.I.T., and Childish Major over the years. The label is now a subsidiary of Def Jam Records after signing a long-term deal in 2008. His bio on the Home Depot Backyard Juneteenth event page shows that Zulu recently served as Head of Artist & Talent for Spotify. His previous accolades include serving as the VP of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Monster. 

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Chaka Zulu, Head of Artist and Talent Relations for Spotify, poses for a picture backstage during ESSENCE House: Hollywood Edition at NeueHouse Los Angeles on February 07, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

The Atlanta music veteran was recognized as the 9th recipient of 'Forever 404 Honors presented by Sharecare' at the Atlanta Hawks game earlier this year. Chaka Zulu, accepting the honor said, "It is an honor to serve and be appreciated by the city of Atlanta, that has given me so much. With such a rich history of men and women who have been celebrated and truly embody the spirit of the community being more important than the individual. My family and I Thank You for this honor!” Sharecare donated $1,000 to the Ludacris Foundation to honor Chaka Zulu's impact on the music industry. It is said that Zulu is the man behind the successes of T.I., Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Iggy Azalea, Outkast, Cee-Lo Green, 8 Ball & MJG, B.O.B., Dj Drama, and Big K.R.I.T. 

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