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Cold Crush Brother Passes Away At The Young Age...
« on: October 05, 2002, 09:44:24 PM »
of 38 years old."

Eric Hoskins, a.k.a. Money Ray, one of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, passed away at the young age of 38. It came as a great shock to everyone when he was diagnosed with cancer just five weeks ago.

On Thursday, October 3, Money Ray succumbed to cancer. Group members told that Money Ray's sudden death came as a shock to everyone because he was believed to be the healthiest member of the group. Charlie Chase emphasized that Ray was always eating right and working out.

Originally, Money Ray was known for being a dancer of the Cold Crush crew. He and his dance partner, Henry, were known as the "Smurf Twins." When member JDL was not able to make a performance one fateful day, the Cold Crush Brothers, which consist of DJ Tony Tone, DJ Charlie Chase, Grandmaster Caz, KayGee, Easy AD and JDL, asked Money Ray to fill in. From that day on, he emceed with them full time.

"Our prayers go out to his family and to the Brothers," Easy AD told in a statement. "Please tell fans they can go to and leave a message on our guest book. Thank you."

The Cold Crush Brothers, renowned for their stage stomping performances and funky melodies, have been referred to as setting the standards for hip-hop.

Appearing in the one of the earliest hip-hop movies, “Wild Style” released in the early 1980’s, the Cold Crush Brothers incorporated break-dancing, emceeing and dj'ing on film.

The Cold Crush Brothers were also one of the first hip-hop groups to rock stages abroad by taking their high-energy stage show to Japan in the 80’s.

Our deepest condolences go out to Money Ray’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

Please check the for wake and/or funeral information.

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Re: Cold Crush Brother Passes Away At The Young Ag
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2002, 12:45:38 AM »
I watched a documentary last night and these guys were on there. Thats some sad news, it just proves that cancer can take you at any time, just like that.

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I think that if you take one of the 'O's' out of 'Good' it's 'God', if you add a 'D' to 'Evil' it's the 'Devil'. I think some cool motherfucker sat down a long time ago and said 'let's figure out a way to control motherfuckers'.