The man shot and killed over the weekend in a New Jersey salon has been identified as up-and-coming rapper Eric "E-9" Andrews Jr, reports Authorities received a 911 call about a reported shooting on Saturday (December 28) afternoon at the Nu Trendz hair salon in Franklin Township. Upon arrival, police found Andrews suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to a friend of the rapper, Andrews was shot after an argument with another individual at Nu Trendz.

E-9 was a part of the duo, 6FO, with George Opoku. As a group, the two had previously worked with the likes of Waka Flocka Flame for the track, "M.O.N.E.Y." and were reportedly scheduled to play SOB's in New York on New Year's Eve.

XXL would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Eric "E-9" Andrews Jr.