The 24 Hour Boyz family is currently in mourning following the tragic loss of Eman and aspiring rapper CJ Bandin Up.
CJ Bandin Up, born Cyrus Johnson, and Eman, born Ephram Nelson Jones, were found shot dead inside a van early Sunday Monday in Ford Heights, a small suburb outside of Chicago.
24 Hour Boyz member EJ took to Twitter to express his distress over CJ’s death.
“They took my brother away from me this sh-t Hurts so bad,” he wrote.
A statement on CJ and Eman’s passing was issued on the 24 Hour Boyz official IG account in a post captioned, “Lets Celebrate their lives!!! #24HR #CJ #Eman”
“On behalf of the 24 Hour Boyz movement, we are deeply saddened by the lost of our brothers CJ & Eman. Our heartfelt condolences & prayers goes out to their families and loved ones. While they will be missed, their music and memories will forever live on. As a celebration of their lives, we will be posting videos and pictures. Please feel free to share to your pages to keep their memories alive,” the message on the post read.
Other posts from the 24 Hour Boyz IG page read:
“They took our lil brother for no reason tho @24hourboyz BIP EMAN
“Bro had some much great things to look forward to in Life and hating as n*gga took it from him bip @cj_bandinup
“Yall still here with us @cj_bandinup & @24hourboyz #24hrboyz
“They still here and always @cj_bandinup & @24hoirboys #24hrboyz.”
Other friends and family also took to social media to send their condolences:
The slayings of CJ, 19, and Eman, 17, were one of two double homicides that occurred over the weekend in Ford Heights. Mchezo McMilian, 38, and Ashley Hudson, 21, were found dead Friday inside of a home from multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities are investigating whether the four slayings are related.
CJ recently celebrated the birth of a newborn son before his tragic murder.
CJ was one-half of Hip Hop duo 24 Hour Boyz. He and protégé EJ recently dropped a visual to their latest single “Everybody B*tch.”
Other songs the duo released include “Everyday,” “Turn Yo Thot Down,” “No Sense,” “Shout Out To The Gang,” “You Ain’t Know” “I Got It” “Don’t Go” and more.
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