Life of an Outlaw

90 min | Documentary, Music

Life of an Outlaw

Logline:

Mutah Beale, better known as Napoleon of Tupac Shakur’s infamous rap group “The Outlawz” goes through an emotional roller coaster since birth. From witnessing his parents murder in front of him at the age of three, to reaching the attaining stardom with Tupac Shakur, and surviving shoot outs and more, Mutah goes through trails and tribulations that lead him to a life of spirituality.

Synopsis:

What is youre earliest memory? If you ask Mutah Beale this question, he’ll tell you that his earliest memory involves his mother. He remembers biting on her skin trying to wake her up after she (and his father) were brutally shot to death in front of him and his siblings. With no parents left to care for them, Mutah and his siblings move in with their grandmother. Surrounded by the poverty and corruption of the ghetto, Mutah turns to rap as an outlet for his frustrations and as hope for a way out. After years of rapping, Mutah is introduced to a very well known rapper and is given the opportunity to rap for him. The well known rapper is Tupac Shakur. Tupac invites Mutah to join his crew, the Outlawz, and Mutah is instantly propelled into fame; but the high point of his life is soon followed by the lowest. Mutahs grandmother, who took him in as an orphan, passes away. He learns first hand that money cant buy happiness as he struggles to cope with this tragic loss. To distract himself from this question and from the pain of his grandmothers death, Mutah continues rapping. But this question soon reemerges when his friend and leader Tupac is murdered; followed by the murder of his childhood friend Yufea. The only answer Mutah can come up with devastates and depresses him. He takes refuge in drugs and alcohol as a distraction from the sad reality he believes to be life. One day Mutah gets into a violent fight with his own flesh and blood, his brother. After theyre pulled apart, a stranger tries to calm Mutah down and asks him the question that would change his life forever. Mutah begins to research Islam. He quickly comes to realize that this was the way he wants to live his life and takes the Shahada (Muslim declaration of faith). He makes Hajj (the pilgrimage to Makkah) and for the first time in his life, feels at peace. After having all the materialistic things that so many long for, Mutah left it all to pursue the humble life of a Muslim. He now spends his days, traveling the world as a motivational speaker; using the same voice he had in the music industry, but now without the instruments to spread peace, tolerance and understanding.

Cast:

  • Napolean
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Mike Epps
  • Mopreme Shakur
  • Gobi M. Rahimi
  • Hussein Fatal
  • Malcolm Greenidge
  • Big Syke
  • Freeway
  • Loon
  • Kastro
  • Young Noble