Man with ties to 50 Cent’s G-Unit gunned down in Queens

 Mazaradi Fox pictured with 50 Cent in 2006, he was once part of the rap group G-Unit. DO NOT USE UNTIL GIVEN OK

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

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 is Jamal Green, was killed at the corner of Farmers Blvd. and 133rd Ave. at about 4:10 p.m. when the shooter rolled up to a white SUV and opened fire.

Police sources said Fox stumbled out of the SUV and collapsed in a nearby driveway.

Police on the scene at 134th Ave. and Farmers Blvd. where four people were shot in the white SUV pictured here.

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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.

Three other people in the SUV were wounded, including a 22-year-old man who was hit in the neck and shoulder and was in critical condition, police said. A second 22-year-old man was wounded in the arm, and the fourth victim, a woman in her 20s, suffered a graze wound to the neck, police said.

Paramedics rushed the three survivors to Jamaica Hospital. Cops were also scouring area hospitals for a possible fifth victim, sources said.

Fox, a native of Jamaica, Queens, was released from prison on Dec. 20 after serving two years in prison for an attempted assault. He was also convicted of attempted murder in 1998, according to court records.

Mazaradi Fox seen here in an 'instructional video' on how signed as a rapper. 

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Mazaradi Fox seen here in an ‘instructional video’ on how signed as a rapper. 

He was a childhood friend of 50 Cent and was a member of the “In Da Club” rapper’s crew G Unit. He also signed onto 50 Cent’s G Unit record label in 2007.

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, sources said. Relatives of the murdered girl considered Fox D’aja’s stepfather.

Although he and Fox had been estranged over the years, 50 Cent paid for the horse and carriage that carried Robinson’s casket.

Police on the scene at 134th Ave. and farmers Blvd. where 4 people are said to have been shot while sitting the white SUV pictured here. A 42-year-old man was killed in the gunfire.

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Police on the scene at 134th Ave. and farmers Blvd. where 4 people are said to have been shot while sitting the white SUV pictured here. A 42-year-old man was killed in the gunfire.

In a jailhouse interview in August, 2013, Fox said he couldn’t wait to get back to rapping.

“I’m ready to get the money and get the business,” he told DJ Self. “I’m ready now. I was young in the game and a now I’m ready.”

“I’m guessing (I’m gonna) come out and do a video,” he said. “It’s going to be Queens to the fullest.”

Mazaradi Fox was shot and killed in St. Albans, Queens on Friday afternoon.

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Mazaradi Fox was shot and killed in St. Albans, Queens on Friday afternoon.

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 on Friday evening.

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 marked the city’s fourth homicide of 2014, and the second to take place in St. Albans, officials said.

With Kerry Burke and Rocco Parascandola

ttracy@nydailynews.com


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