Will Carjacking Charges Derail Kadillak Kaz's Hip-Hop Career?

With a deal with Snoop Dogg in the works, the rapper was about to hit hip-hop heaven. Now he faces decades behind bars. But is he guilty?

Kadillak still had her car keys, which she'd given him to run errands after she came back to return the cash and patch things up. He hopped into the car and drove to the other side of the building to look for her. He also tried to contact her via telephone. As the sun began to set, he gave up and caught a ride to another local studio where he was scheduled to record. Instead of taking the keys with him, he left them under the driver's-side floor mat.

According to the Tustin police report, the ex-girlfriend told the cops that Kadillak had "taken" her car. Though it was clear Kadillak hadn't stolen it, just parked it a few hundred feet away (officers soon found and impounded the vehicle), the allegation was all the police needed to put out a warrant for a guy who'd been a thorn in the side of local law enforcement—especially the Santa Ana Police Department—for years. Despite having one foot in the rap game, his long history of drug dealing and gang banging since he was a teenager made him a perpetual target for police who kept constant watch on him and various members of his family, who over the years earned a notorious reputation for the same lifestyle; Kadillak has been in and out of detention centers since he was 9 years old.

With flurry of blue and red lights flashing around him that October afternoon on the corner of Aliso Parkway and Morning Ridge, all the rapper could do was surrender and watch his life swirl away. He'd just pulled up to his girlfriend's apartment complex in the suburban neighborhood when one sheriff's squad car rolled up next to him, followed by four more. To make matters even worse, his girlfriend's ex-husband—another local rapper—waited in the bushes nearby to point him out to police. Evidently, the ex-husband, who had a personal beef with Kadillak, found out about the warrant and volunteered to help the police.

Surrounded, Kadillak stopped the car. For a split second, he contemplated running or hitting the gas. Instead, he popped the door handle, stepped out of the car and surrendered without incident. Lowering his head into the back of the black-and-white Crown Victoria, he realized he could very well face the next two decades in prison over a car he merely parked down the street. "I just felt like, 'Damn, it's over, I'm done,'" he recalls. "'Over this?'"

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Ask him when his rap career started, and Kadillak typically uses one day as a marker: May 13, 2006. Walking out the gates of Wasco State Prison near San Bernardino and into the desert heat, he was ready to start over, both in life and in hip-hop. It had been six years and four months since he'd touched a mic in the outside world. In 2000, he'd been sentenced to eight years for assault with a deadly weapon and causing grave bodily injury after joining in a brawl between a friend and a Mexican gangster; the cholo was left beaten and bloody outside a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana.

Kadillak had almost been convicted of raping a former girlfriend in a church parking lot in Garden Grove on the same night as the altercation. The rape allegation proved false—a story concocted by the girlfriend after a nasty fight between the two, also over the fact he'd been seeing other women. Aside from a lack of physical evidence, Kadillak had an alibi: a fortuitous run-in around 11:30 p.m. with Tustin cops, who happened to drive by his car and noticed him smoking blunts and blasting his new mixtape for his cousins outside of their apartment. It was around the time the crime was supposed to have taken place.

Though he'd beaten the rape case, the charges for assault and bodily injury and subsequent drug sales and transportation charges were a violation of his parole, and according to Judge Andrew Banks in Westminster, that had earned him a second strike on his record. The judge voided a previous deal Kadillak made to serve only an eight-month sentence, and instead ordered a total of eight years and four months in jail, though the rapper wound up serving only six years and four months. To this day, even though he was never convicted of rape, there are people in his neighborhood who view Kadillak as a sexual offender. In his mind, being on the outside meant setting the record straight both with his story and with his rhymes. But when your rap sheet looks more like a scroll and you come from a family notorious for gang banging and selling drugs, rumors that get spread about you tend to stick.

He'd grown up in a small, yellow, four-bedroom house in Santa Ana, near the corner of Fairview and Willits streets, a poor neighborhood where crack cocaine and prostitution plagued their way through the rough maze of stucco suburban housing in the 1980s. Kadillak lived with his mother, four sisters and grandmother, and a handful of aunts and uncles also lived in the same housing tract. His father, Paul Hollins, was a cocaine dealer who'd never married Kadillak's mother, Tracy Matthews, but still came around to help raise him, buy him things or take him for rides in a flashy, dark-blue, '77 Ford Granada. Paul was a ladies' man, a sharp-dressed hustler; he was the first on the block with a cell phone (back when they were new and enormous) and owned a small fleet of Suzuki motorcycles. His son was the spitting image of him in looks and, later, actions. Despite promises of weekend vacations and day trips, Kadillak was left standing on the curb beside the sunburned tufts of his front lawn or waiting by the window until the sun went down.

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jD_1981
jD_1981

DAYUUUUUM I'm not alone in how I feel about this shit right here. U would think U would figure it out with this much negative feedback!!! Damn homie?????? You think you GOT HELLA HATERZ, don't flatter yourself!!! U got REAL LIVE people who you've DONE WRONG!!! Fucked up part is, you've HATED on yourself so much, YOU ARE YOUR BIGGEST HATER! LMAO!  That's fucked up bruH!!!!

Veritas
Veritas

He will be back behind bars soon enough. Do you really think that a Rastafarian enlightened label owner is going to sign on a man who assaults and robs others to get by? That's not the rastafari way, that's not a decent human being's way. You don't deserve fame, this article is as big as you will ever get, and in it itself shows signs of your abominable life. This article is as big as you will ever get. Doubt it now, go ahead, but, as time goes on to prove my point you will see that the treacherous deeds of your life will eventually come full circle. 

justified
justified

umm you are just not worth responding to. i said my piece, you said yours. now skyball and redeem yourself for assaulting women and doing so many people bad!!! it's not hate bro, it's just real spit. 

beats4kaddy
beats4kaddy

and if u were mad cuz i got the cover....stay tuned---ur gonna commit suicide when "LATE NIGHTS, EARLY MONEY"

beats4kaddy
beats4kaddy

i can go on and on about u but i wont cuz its not just u...its a lot of people that hide behind computers or spread propaganda about me but thats nothin new to winners. all i can say is i hope that u find some peace within yourself....u all waste ur time tryin 2 step on me to elevate yourselves but all that does is confirm that u have not lived and experienced life yet...ill b the first to tell u that i am far from a saint...on the same token, i can also tell u im not the same man today that i was yesterday!!!! God took me through the bottoms and it was done because He has bigger plans 4 ME that U see and have seen since U first laid eyes on me, which is why u hate and go against me!!!!! so in essence, when u think about it...ur not really hatin on ME, u r hatin on GOD cuz this is his plan!!!! ponder that haters!!!!!! i bet that hurt more than me sayin "fuck u"or callin u the very bitch u r!!!!!!! #OW #NOWDATZSKYBALLIN

beats4kaddy
beats4kaddy

@cakeboisav lmbao!!!! u said it best bro!!!!! the cold part is, i really fuckin forgot his rap name----(cuz he's a nobody lol) until u just said it lmbao

cakeboisav
cakeboisav

You niggaz thought you was salty about the article....lol...you should kill yaself now...my nigga a free man...should show u not 2 speak on shit u don't know about, and don't wait til a person go to jail to show ur computer courage, thinkin its over, when u don't kno the facts...Truth Hurts & Justified ain't nobody stupid Cirius Deelux or whatever the fucc u call urself...go save the hoe and shut the fucc up...u a coward my nigga & a snitch...u have nuthin to say to nobody...now get off the next nigga dicc and worry bout that child support ya babymommma talkin bout..hahahahahahahaha...and wash ya dreads...yea we kno who u are, we know who u are

beats4kaddy
beats4kaddy

NAW....THEY DIDNT STOP ME, JUST GOT ME MORE FOCUSED!!!!! #SKYBALLIN

beats4kaddy
beats4kaddy

okay, im gettin around 2 this.....lets chat!!!!! there is always 2 sies 2 the story

justified
justified

not saying that it's justified at all but im just glad that my friend is healthy, happy, and far past this situation.  And to Kaddy - all i can say is, stay up bro - keep your hands off women. 

justified
justified

hmmm. he has a pretty poor track record with women. and he has a pretty poor track record with men. but everyone finds something good in everybody. so for those who support him, great, hopefully you stay supportive and true forever. but unfortunately, I know too much about what he has done in his past. I know Deron also. He has acted violently with women, one of my very good friends was victim to his assault. So on that tip - I can't really roll. But reading this article demonstrates how out-of-control his life has been. and all of the other factors that have contributed to some of his less than decent or manly behavior. 

Karma
Karma

This man is bottom feeding scum. Karma's out there and it's exactly what placed this incompetent and violent person in the cell he is in. 

Kadillakkazfan
Kadillakkazfan

@TruthHurts777  You are a bitch! I heard the whole story about you. Your just mad because your kids are calling someone else daddy!! haha continue to hate on Kadillak Kaz, its ok because he has more fans than haters and we will ALWAYS overpower you bitch ass haters.

cakeboisav
cakeboisav

@TruthHurts777 SNITCH ASS NIGGA...LOL,,, U A REAL BITCH BOY...WE ALL KNOW ITS YOU, YOU'VE BEEN CONFIRMED..

thonell
thonell

@TruthHurts777 ....how about you go and pay some dam chILd support yourself before you get you dumba@# online and start talkin ish!!! its funny how your on here running your mouth but yet was hiding in the bushes.....YOUR WEAK!!!! I actually grew up with deron. YOUR JUST ANOTHER JEALOUS EXHUSBAND MAD THAT YOUR WIFE GOT A REAL MAN, NOT A FAKE OC RASTA!!! btw do you still have lice? OR DID YOU FINALLY GET ACCESS TO RUNNING WATER TO BATHE YOURSELF??? HAHAH o yea, shouldnt you be online looking at porn right about this time, or trying to hook with women from the gym and USE THEM!!! YOUR A LAME-O!!!! WE ARE ALL LAUGHING AT YOU!!! MOMMAS BOY! GO HANG ON MOMMA TITTY SOMEMORE! BETTER YET GO GET A JOB AND PAY CHILD SUPPORT!!!!

TruthHurts777
TruthHurts777

Yes thats right I'm a Bitch, and you better believe it:)

tustinsmostwanted
tustinsmostwanted

**FREE KadillakKaz!!!

Fuck this fake ass fool @TruthHurts777...

I don't wish death or jail on anyone but REAL rapists and Child Molestors and I would put money on it that TruthHurts777 is in fact someone that "had it out" for Kadi.

@CakeBoi... Keep it 100. Kadillac deserves to be at the Top just where haters hate to see people like US. WE all know OC trumps up charges and allegations so I hope for the best in the end.

Oh yeah... Did I mention FUCK TruthHurts777, "You BITCH you!"""

TustinsMostWanted@yahoo.com

WWW.Facebook.com/FelonsInk

**Go ahead and check my credentials.

P.S. @TruthHurts777... Your profile is public and a quick use of a service, that shall remain nameless for the time being, I have revealed your true identity and I'm not shocked to see that it YOU really are just some idiot that learned how to read and write. Just because someone is 33 and doesn't own a car doesn't mean anything about a man's character. In YOUR opinion, which doesn't mean shit, you think that Car Ownership makes or breaks a man? What a complete Moron, and about "Leaching off women"... I can't speak on KadillakKaz's involvement with women whatever the motivs may be but I do know that it takes two to play and to each his own. Is it too much to believe that there are Women out there that are more than willing to compensate a Man for his time and companionship with gifts or necessities? No. Not at all. What happens behind closed doors is not to be seen or heard unless YOU were in the room. Some women let themselves be taken advantage of because of the deep inner need for attention whether it be possitive or negative attention. So who's to blame? Why isn't it the Woman's fault for suckering a Man into her life and then trying to ruin HIS life when she finds out she isn't the only one paying for a Man's Worth?

This could go on for days but when it comes down to it I don't think that the charges against KadillakKaz will stick and I will be waiting for his coming home party.

Oh yeah... @TruthHurts777 "Open your mind and you will truely be able to see" ... You Bitch You!

TruthHurts777
TruthHurts777

Kadillak Kaz..Deron q. Hollins..You have no idea who this guy really is.. you are only getting the glitter of everything.. U should know the man before you put out some sad story to glorify his bad choices he's made all his life. He deserves everything he's getting.. hes 33yrs old doesnt own a car no place to call his own... leaches off of women, moves from place to place.. abusing women and children.. coward. What he says about job in the bible...lol.. Job was a good man a loyal honest man.. Kaz is totally opposite he has the mark of the beast on his face.. hes a snake and he can't even rap..his song DRUGS rappin about all the drugs they are all on..who cares..tell us something we don't know..or inspirational.. he grew up in Lake Forest/el toro not just santa ana.. his story is a joke.. He is getting what he deserves.. his ex girl friends, they want nothing to do with him..thats why you couldnt get  them to do an interview..lol believe me i know.. Kadillak Kaz The Guy is a joke.. dont feel sorry for him..SMH

Karma
Karma

" No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."

-Buddha

I do hope when he is done serving his sentence he can begin a life of honesty without leaving a trail of sorrow, suffering and negativity along his way....If not he will just end up back in a cell....

cakeboisav
cakeboisav

@TruthHurts777 U Bitch ass nigga or Bitch, this story ain't for you to come throw your salty ass feelings up...you prolly the nigga who snitched on him or sum soggy ass bitch mad cuhz the nigga wouldn't make u his only,either way, if the man ain't shit n yada yada, why u take the time to write a negative comment? Knowing damn well you wouldn't tell em to his face...oh, you 1ne of them computer cowards, all this super talk on the net...continue to live ya life, why stop to write a book about a nigga u clearly don't know...how you expect blessings whn you're wishing jail on somebody and you don't even know their story or struggle, let alone the latest case...that's what wrong with people 2day...continue ur life "Computer Coward"

havywatson
havywatson

@cakeboisav Yes he's a great rapper and hopefully the jury will find that out..Every rapper has a past everyone of them..Its really sad he has someone that really hates on him this much to ruin his blessing..But i believe in karma alot so let karma get her im a meanie also im chucks wifee that red rum raps with so i know by reading that post yes its definitely a mad women..But i just wanted to say sorry and i hope he pulls through this drama yall are really good..Good luck to kaz..

 
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