"Having known Yaasmyn for so many years, I always knew she had a powerful story to tell, so it absolutely makes my soul smile to know that her heart, soul, and stories about the life of her and her precious sons have found their way onto these pages." Quincy Jones
With more than 200 images from Yaasmyn Fula, Yaki's mom, Spirit of an Outlaw illustrates the special bond of love and brotherhood between Yaki and Tupac - one that they shared since childhood. The intersection of social justice movements that framed their consciousness is explored in never before revealed narrative and imagery.
Kadafi's mom as photojournalist captured poignant photos of Tupac and Yaki starting when they were just mere babies and continued to document them until the end. Fnally, more than 20 years since their deaths, she has opened her archive to share these moments with the world. It gives historical perspective to their lives, helps explain their continued global phenomena and assuage the anguish of their deaths. Like the lyrics to their songs, this book will mesmerize readers with the saga of their short lives marching to the social justice and human rights movements that shaped their lives. It is both tender and unsparing as Yaasmyn, in her own words, shares her personal collection, pays tribute to her beloved young sons of the revolution and the painful loss. They lived their lives with courage, more than mere rappers and this book will inspire generations on their own journeys to fear no truths.
About the Author
Quincy Jones is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and living legend. His career spans more than 60 years in the entertainment industry, with a record 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992. He lives in Los Angeles.