Contact Us

E-9 Shot and Killed in New Jersey


Rapper E-9, a promising artist from New Brunswick, N.J., was shot and killed Sunday (Dec. 29) at a local barbershop called Nu Trendz.

According to News 12, the 28-year-old rhymer, whose real name is Eric Andrews, was watching a game inside the salon when he got into an argument with two men and he was shot. E-9 was rush to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police have arrested two brothers, Antwan and Zaire Cromedy, on Tuesday (Dec. 31) and charged both of them with first-degree murder. They are currently being held at Somerset County (N.J.) Jail on $500,000 bail.

E-9 was part of a rap duo along with longtime friend 6FO (aka George Opoku). The two were scheduled to perform at SOB’s in New York next Tuesday (Jan 7).

6FO is devastated by the loss of his dear friend.

“We’ve had done miraculous things together,” he said. “And he’s my brother. So anything I was a part of he was a part of too.”

“It hurts,” he adds. “Somebody from the family portrait is gone.”

6FO posted a short musical tribute to E-9 on his Instagram page, along with a message to his late friend. He wrote, “Tears won’t let me finish…But you in a second beloved RIP E9.”

We want to send our condolences to the family of E-9. May he rest in peace.

Watch 6FO & E-9’s ‘Hometown’ Video

Subscribe to on

Best of WTUG

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WTUG VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WTUG VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.