James “Husalah” Ratliff, born on May 13, 1979, is an influential American rapper hailing from Pittsburg, California. He began his music career as a member of the prominent group Mob Figaz, who released their first album, “C-Bo’s Mob Figaz,” in 1999. This debut made an impressive impact on the Billboard Hip Hop charts, peaking at #63. Husalah’s close friendship with the late rapper The Jacka played a significant role in his career, and like The Jacka, Husalah is a Muslim who often incorporates Islamic references in his lyrics.

Over the years, Husalah has released three successful solo studio albums: “Dope, Guns and Religion,” “Hustlin’ Since the ’80s,” and “The H.” He has also been involved in numerous group projects, solidifying his reputation as a dynamic and collaborative artist. His first solo album, “Dope, Guns, and Religion,” released in 2006, was highly anticipated in the Bay Area hip-hop scene and received widespread acclaim.

Husalah’s collaborations with other respected and well-known rappers are testament to his talent and versatility. Some of the artists he has worked with include E-40, Too Short, Kool G Rap, Cormega, Paul Wall, Freeway, Mac Dre, Andre Nickatina, Keak Da Sneak, Lil B The Based God, Yukmouth, Clyde Carson, and Roach Gigz.

Throughout his career, Husalah has remained an influential figure in the hip-hop community, consistently delivering powerful music and lyrics that resonate with fans and fellow artists. His dedication to his craft and his ability to adapt to different styles and collaborate with various artists have made him a force to be reckoned with in the world of hip-hop.

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