Husalah (born 1981, James Ratliff) is rapper from Pittsburg, California. He began his career with his close boi Jose Garibay an then after with the Pittsburg group the Mob Figaz. Their first album, C-Bo's Mob Figaz, was released in 1999 and sold fairly well making 160,000 units sold. His first solo album entitled Dope, Guns & Religion was released in 2006 was one of the most anticipated albums in the bay at the time.
In 2006, Husalah was serving time on a five-year sentence for selling cocaine. Whilst Husalah was in prison rumors arose that he had died being stabbed in prison. This proved however to be an Internet hoax, when Husalah's prison discharge papers were posted on the Internet, and when World Star Hip Hop released a video of Husalah the day he was released, talking about how false the rumors were.