Ski mask-wearing gunman kills man with ties to 50 Cent's G-Unit rap group in Queens

A 42-year-old man died from the gunfire which took place as Jamal Green, aka Mazaradi Fox, sat in a white SUV on Farmers Blvd. and 133rd Ave. in St. Albans shortly after 4 p.m.

The CD album cover photo for 'Mazaradi Fox Presents The Whole Bag or No Bag.' Fox had parted company with 50 Cent and started his own rap label, Dumout.

A rapper with close ties to 50 Cent was shot and killed Friday when a gunman in a black ski mask unloaded on an SUV full of people in Queens, police said.
Mazaradi Fox, 42, whose real name was Jamal Green, was killed at Farmers Blvd. and 134th Ave. in Jamaica about 4:10 p.m. when the shooter rolled up to his white SUV and opened fire.
Police sources said Fox, released from prison just two weeks ago, stumbled out of the Nissan SUV and collapsed in a driveway.

Mazaradi Fox, aka Jamal Green, 42, is pictured here with 50 Cent in 2006. He was once part of the rap group G-Unit.

Three other people in the SUV were wounded, including a 21-year-old man who was hit in the neck and shoulder and was in critical condition, police said. A second man, age 22, was wounded in the arm, and the fourth victim, a woman in her 20s — believed to be Fox’s daughter according to thisis50.com — suffered a graze wound to the neck, police said.

Paramedics rushed the survivors to Jamaica Hospital.
Fox, a native of Jamaica, Queens, got out of prison Dec. 20 after serving two years for an attempted assault. He was also convicted of attempted murder in 1998, according to court records.


Fox, who was released from prison Dec. 20, stumbled out of the Nissan SUV and collapsed in a driveway.

He was a childhood friend of 50 Cent and was affiliated with the “In Da Club” rapper’s crew G-Unit. A spokesman for 50 Cent’s record company said Fox never signed with the label.

He ultimately parted company with 50 Cent and started his own rap label, Dumout, according to thisis50.com.

Family friends said Fox helped raise D’Aja Robinson, a 14-year-old girl shot dead while riding on a city bus through Jamaica in May. Relatives of the murdered girl said they considered Fox to be D’Aja’s stepfather.
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The shooting victim's body lies on the sidewalk.

Fox and 50 Cent hadn’t talked in some time, but 50 Cent attended D’Aja’s funeral and paid for the horse and carriage that carried the teen’s casket.

50 Cent was in his New York studio when he heard Fox was murdered.

“Saddened by the news of Mazaradi’s tragic passing,” he tweeted. “My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
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Police on the scene at 134th Ave. and Farmers Blvd. where four people were shot in the white SUV pictured here.

Saddened by the news of Mazaradi's tragic passing my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends

— 50cent (@50cent)
January 4, 2014
In a jailhouse interview in August 2013, Fox said he and 50 Cent were still friends.

“We going to be homeboys till we’re both buried I guess,” he told DJ Self. “That’s my man forever.”
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Mazaradi Fox seen here in an 'instructional video' on how to get signed as a rapper. 

It was unclear if the two rappers had reunited before Fox’s death.

He also told DJ Self he couldn’t wait to get back to rapping.

“I’m ready to get the money and get the business,” he said. “I’m ready now. I was young in the game and now I’m ready.”
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Police on the scene at 134th Ave. and Farmers Blvd., where four people were reported shot while sitting in the white SUV pictured here. Mazaradi Fox, who had close ties to rapper 50 Cent, was killed in the gunfire.

The Twitterverse was abuzz with news of Fox’s slaying.

“#RIP Mazaradi Fox,” wrote @MikeBaggs. “And it seemed like homie was tryna leave the streets alone too. That’s the sad part.”

“They say jail keeps some brothers alive,” added @Shamoneyxl. “He just came home 10 days ago and now he gone.”
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Fox helped raise 14-year-old D'aja Robinson, who was shot  in May while riding a Q6 MTA bus on Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica.

It was unclear how many shots were fired before the gunman, described only as a black man dressed all in black, fled in a dark-colored Hyundai sedan, according to sources.

Cops were searching for the sedan Friday night.

Residents were stunned by the bloodshed.

“We’re not used to this,” said Tiffany Jackson, 19, who lives near the crime scene. “This is a safe area. We don’t have issues. I live next to a preacher and a post office.”

The fatal shooting marks the city’s fourth homicide of 2014.