Tributes are pouring in on Twitter for Chaka Zulu, beloved music veteran and former manager of rapper Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges.
Zulu and two others were gunned down at 11:35 p.m. Sunday during a dispute in the parking lot behind Apt4b, a Caribbean restaurant and bar located on Block 2200 of Peachtree Road in Buckhead.
All three men were transported to nearby hospitals, where one victim was found declared dead† Zulu was shot twice in the chest and underwent 2 surgeries early Monday. He is on a ventilator in an ICU.
In a statement Channel 2 Action News reporter Michael Seiden, former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, said: “We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers and asks for their privacy at this time.”
In 1998 Chaka (left) co-founded the record label Disturbing tha Peace with Ludacris and Jeff Dixon.
Their performers included R&B singer Bobby V and rappers Shawnna and Chingy.
The independent label was founded to serve as a platform for rappers from the ‘Dirty South’, including Ludacris, a radio DJ at the time who was unable to score a record deal with a major label at the time.
Prayers for Chaka Zulu ??
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 27, 2022
The Chaka Zulu news is confused. When Pac died, so many called 107.9 to offer their condolences to Chaka and the family. That man stayed in the air and mourned with Atlanta. He didn’t have to. I pray he and the other survivor are okay. Condolences to the family of the deceased.
— Do you get the most, not the least? (@onestarr23) June 27, 2022
daaaaamn. Prayers for Chaka Zulu. I met him over 10 years ago when I was just the opening DJ at Verve. To this day he always patted me and showed me love. When a big guy makes the little folks like me feel like he’s making a million dollars, that’s always appreciated.
— SOLL¥ DOLLA$ (@JackmasterATL) June 27, 2022
Chaka Zulu of DTP was shot early today. He’s a good man. I pray he survives.
— Darryl Crews (@IAmDCrews) June 27, 2022
Chaka Zulu, I pray for your recovery.
— Emotionally Cuh ?? (@ImSoJheanelle) June 27, 2022
Prayers for Chaka Zulu and the other lord. Condolences to the family of the late gentleman. sad here
— Marcus Bland (@MarcusBland) June 27, 2022
Atlanta is Outta Control Prayers Up for the OG Chaka Zulu ????????
– Your girl or mom’s favorite (@Darealseanmoney) June 27, 2022