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Amir Rashad[1]
Born (1981-01-01) January 1, 1981 (age 38)
Oakland, California
GenresHip hop, west coast hip hop, hyphy
2007 - present
LabelsIce King Music, Big Cat Records, Sumo Productions, Thizz Nation, E1 Music
Bobby V, The Jacka, Yukmouth, Keak da Sneak

Amir Ashad, (born January 1, 1981) better known by his stage name Kafani is an American rapper from the Funktown section of San Antonio, Oakland, California. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1998 where he played varsity baseball for the Wildcats. He is one half of the Oakland-based rap group Babyface Assassins. He is also signed to Thizz Nation, a subdivision of the late Mac Dre's label Thizz Entertainment.

Legal issues

In February 2008, he was arrested on weapons and drug charges following a high speed car chase.[2]


On August 26, 2011, rumors were that Kafani started a feud with Lil B when he told the rapper in a YouTube video "When I come off house arrest I'm gonna embarrass your bitch ass." [3] But Kafani denies this and police investigators never found evidence of foul play by either party.

In November 2011, the son of Kafani's cousin a one-year-old boy, Hiram Lawrence, was fatally shot, the victim of a random shooting in West Oakland.[4] Initial reports indicated a crowd was present at the filming of a music video for the Oakland-based rapper. Kafani said the crowd had gathered outside the liquor store to film a music video, but that he was not involved, nor present, during the filming.

On September 28, 2013, Kafani was shot several times in East Oakland after shooting a music video.[5][6] He was permanently paralyzed from the waist down.[7] On October 18, 2013, he spoke for the first time since the shooting, in which he said "Took 5 shots they say I might not walk again but I'm on God's team so I know I'm going to win.".[8] Kafani has launched a crowdfunding campaign with a concert on Sept 12, 2014 to acquire an assistive robotic device to walk again [9]


Studio albums


  • Cutie Pie, Pt. 2 - EP (2008)
  • Need Ya Body - EP (2009)
  • She Ready Now - EP (2011)
  • Bay Area Boss - EP (2011)


  • Mr. Cranberry (2010)
  • Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous (2011)
  • De$tined to Rule (2013)

with Rayven Justice

  • Both Side of the Tracks (2012)


Guest appearances

Year Song Artist(s) Album
2008 "Cocky" Philthy Rich, Peanut Slap House, Vol. 4
"East Oakland" Yukmouth, Bart, The Delinquents, Dru Down, Tuffy the Goon, Richie Rich, Tajai, The Team, Beeda Weeda Million Dollar Mouthpiece
2010 "Take a Shot (Live By Night)" Laroo T.H.H., Raw Smooth Live By Night
"Da Town" (Remix) Yukmouth, Richie Rich, Beeda Weeda, London, Agerman, Shady Nate, Lee Majors, G-Stack Free at Last
"Spontaneous" Big Rich, Laroo T.H.H., P-Child Built to Last
2011 "Packs on Deck" Philthy Rich, Hi Rolla Loyalty B4 Royalty 3: Just for the N****s
"I'm Just Gettin' Money" Philthy Rich
"Fresh on the Block" J. Stalin, Young Doe Diesel Therapy
"They Mad That I'm Icy" Messy Marv, Philthy Rich, Guce Neighborhood Supastar Pt. 3
"All In One Night" Rodney G Sex Drive
2012 "Touchdown Dance" Prank, Smoovie Baby MMXII
"Who We Are" Laroo T.H.H., Kali Kash Take the Stage
"Came to Party" Jinxshame, Rayven Justice Cosmonauts
"Don't Trip" Laroo T.H.H., Turf Talk, P Child Block Ops
"Yesterday" Traxamillion, Clyde Carson, Laroo T.H.H., Yukmouth, Balance My Radio
"Balla" Stevie Joe, Philthy Rich The Tonite Show with Stevie Joe
2013 "Betta Chick" (Remix) Nova Boy, Erk tha Jerk The New Capitol
2014 "Gotta Get Mine" Chop Black, Stevie Joe Mercenary Mixtape Vol. 3


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