The San Jose Mercury News
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Aziz Howard Raqmond James, a 24-year-old Santa Cruz rapper who grew up in Watsonville and Aptos, was considered a rising star in the Bay Area hip-hop community.
But James – known to audiences as Almighty Aziz – became suddenly violent at a party last weekend, according to relatives and friends. He stabbed two friends and a police dog, then was fatally shot by Santa Clara police officers.
Rapper stabs K-9, fatally shot by police