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eric b...NOT dead

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by hungoverseas, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. hungoverseas

    hungoverseas Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2005 Messages: 588 Likes Received: 0
    One man died and another was seriously injured during a shooting at a barber's shop, police said.

    Two men, aged 24 and 39, were taken to hospital following the incident in Long Island on Saturday afternoon.

    The 39-year-old, Eric BarrIer also known as Eric B. who lived locally, died from his injuries.

    The 24-year-old, also from Long Island, is said to be in a serious but
    stable condition in hospital.

    West Camden Police were called to reports of several shots being fired in and around the barber's shop at the junction of Lozells Road and Wheeler Street.

    A force spokeswoman said no arrests had been made and appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or had any information about it to contact police.

    One of rap's most influential acts during the 1980s, Eric B & Rakim made the sampling of James Brown records the main source for hip-hop's sound during
    the late '80s and early '90s, beginning with their stellar debut, Paid in Full.

    While Eric B dazzled listeners with his turntable techniques, Rakim pointed the way toward the easy-rollin' style of the '90s with his laidback raps, though forceful in content. Each of the duo's first three albums achieved gold status, and they even managed the Top Five R&B hit "Friends" in 1989.

    While working as a mobile DJ for New York's WBLS during 1985, Eric Barrier met William Griffin, a top MC who had grown up on Long Island. The two began recording together and emerged with "Eric B Is President."

    The single appeared in 1986 on Harlem's Zakia label, and became a street
    sensation. Signed to 4th & Broadway the following year, Eric B & Rakim
    released their debut album, Paid in Full.

    The LP's success led to a contract with Uni/MCA in 1988, and their second
    album, Follow the Leader, was released that year. Two more albums followed,
    Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990) and Don't Sweat the Technique (1992), after
    which the duo broke up. By the mid-'90s, Eric B. had emerged as a solo act
    on his own 95th Street label.
     
  2. JohnnyHorton

    JohnnyHorton Senior Member

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  3. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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  4. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    damn.. both times i come to 12oz today i am greeted with sad news. wtf?

    RIP.
     
  5. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2005 Messages: 4,500 Likes Received: 5
    from allhiphop.com

    ERIC B DEAD?

    No, No, No… Here it is y’all – as far as I know Eric B is still alive and well. The source of this wack rumor is some bone head that thought it was cute to write a fake news story stating that the famous DJ was shot and killed. Well, it’s not true (to my knowledge) and, if you read the story, you can easily tell it’s a fraud. Eric B for president still…I think he could do better than the current commander-in-chief.
     
  6. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

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  7. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    thats good... i was just about to ask for a link...
     
  8. hungoverseas

    hungoverseas Member

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    shit...my bad...lock this up.
     
  9. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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  10. __ __ __ __

    __ __ __ __ Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 3,907 Likes Received: 92
    homeboys from ugly duckling called him up and said he was alive and well... said its just a rumor..
     
  11. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0
    RIP

    Eric B. was a true innovator. He'll be missed
     
  12. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 441
    ^haha you fool. read the whole thread.
     
  13. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    misinformation spreads like fire...shit's all over the web already.
     
  14. colt45oe800

    colt45oe800 Member

    Joined: Feb 15, 2002 Messages: 828 Likes Received: 0
    I read to the Fifth line and Saw West Camden Police.

    Fucktard could have atleast picked a reasonable town like Central Islip or Hicksville.
    not a New Jersey town, this is a shame someone wasted their time creating this rumor.

    Respect to Eric B. and Rakim
     
  15. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0

    hahaha..ok ok..you got me! Great to hear the man's still alive and well. I Love Boxers I'm signing on to aim later be there or be square..
     
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