Legendary Hip-Hop Music Executive Chaka Zulu Injured in Atlanta Shooting

Rapper Ludacris (right) with his longtime manager Chaka Zulu (left) sitting at an Atlanta Hawks game. Photo courtesy of Ludacris.

Music executive Chaka Zulu was one of three men shot Sunday night in Buckhead. The longtime manager of rapper Ludacris is also the Co-CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Records. 

According to 11Alive News, Zulu and two other men were shot at a location off Peachtree Road around 11:35 p.m. All three were hit and transported to a local hospital—one did not survive. 

The other two men have not been identified.  

According to the report, homicide investigators told 11Alive that the shooting stemmed from an argument in a parking lot. Police have not identified a suspect and are reviewing security footage as part of the investigation. 

Chaka Zulu recently participated in a Juneteenth event for The Home Depot Backyard. The bio on that page lists him as most recently serving as Head of Artist & Talent for Spotify. Previously, he served VP of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Monster, the company formerly behind Beats by Dre headphones, an executive producer on a BET docs-series and Radio Promotions for Sony Music/Columbia Records and Universal Music Group/Island Def Jam.


The legendary executive is a fixture on the Atlanta music scene. He has been instrumental in the careers of Jeezy, Big K.R.I.T., Iggy Azalea, DJ Drama and more. 

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