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While most of the rap world was mourning the death of Grand Hu$tle artist, Doe B this past weekend, on December 30, a lesser-known rapper by way of New Jersey met a similar tragic fate as he was gunned down in a hair salon in the middle of a heated argument.

Eric Andrews Jr., professionally known as E-9 was at the Somerset Street’s Nu Trendz Hair Salon in New Brunswick, NJ, whe shots rang out shortly before he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two brothers Zaire Cromedy, 21, and Antwan Cromedy, 28, were sought in the connection and murder respectively and both were arrested and indicted on first-degree murder charges. They were considered to be armed and dangerous before their apprehension.


Antwan Cromedy, 28, of Bound Brook was arrested by detectives at his Bound Brook home shortly after noon and his brother, 21 year-old Zaire Cromedy of New Brunswick surrendered to police hours later, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano.

The brothers were identified as suspects in Sunday’s fatal shooting inside the Nu Trendz Hair Salon in Franklin Township after detectives followed several leads and interviewed dozens of witnesses, authorities said.

Both men were charged with first-degree murder and were being held at Somerset County Jail on $500,000 bail, Soriano said.

E-9 was currently in a group with his close friend, 6Fo. Their biggest splash on the radar came courtesy of a Waka Flocka Flame collaboration in February 2012 by the name of “M.O.N.E.Y.”

Hip-Hop’s deadly love affair with guns unfortunately continues. Check the gallery to see the scene of the crime as well as the Cromedy brother’s mugshots.

Photo:, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Instagram

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