Cleveland rising star's life taken before her time.
On Sept 4th, one of Cleveland's rising stars, Joy Cranfield, was killed by stray bullets and passed away during an emergency surgery to save her life.
Joy was ½ of the hip hop duo 2much, her music partner in the duo is Joy's identical twin sister, Jasime.
Joy's murder comes as a heartbreaking shock to her community and the music community in the Cleveland area. The young aspiring musical duo, who are just 18 years old, have been on the rise for the past couple of years. Their rise to becoming stars was helped with their close work with well known platinum producer Young Yonny (Production with artists such as: Trina, Lil Wayne, Lil Mo Fablous, Ray Cash and many more) and in Sept. 2006, 2much released a video for their song "So Fresh" which was produced by Young Yonny, and featured a cameo from hip hop super star Trina of Slip n Slide records.
There has been 2 arrests made in the case and news reports have stated that the Joy and Jasime knew the two boys, who are only 16 & 17, who have been arrested in the case and news states that Joy was an innocent victim.
I personally have met these two young ladies several times over the past couple of years, and I was absolutely shocked to hear the news of Joy's passing. I know people say it, but I couldn't put it any other way then you truly couldn't have met two nicer girls who were on the rise as young stars and had so much to offer, from real talent, true humility and so much more was evident even from my very first meeting with them. I am at an absolute loss for words at this very moment.
There has been a charity event set up for this Fri Sept 12th (information below) in Joy's honor.
Rest In Peace Joy,you will be deeply missed, and My prayers go out to the Cranfield family.
And I ask…..Please remember….
Violence solves NOTHING, and can destroy EVERYTHING.
Charity event information:
"LETS ALL COME TOGETHER"
In Memories of Joy Cranfield
Hosted by Mz Skittlez & Young Yonny
Friday, September 12, 2008
ALL AGES WELCOME
United Skates of America
30325 Palisades Parkway
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
440 944 5300
Admission is $6.
1/2 the Admission at the door is being donate to the family of Joy.
Skates are EXTRA if need.
We are encouraging everyone to come out to United Skates in Wickliffe to celebrate the life of Joy Cranfield. All ages welcome.
Come skate or celebrate in memory of Joy and raise money in her name for her family. Half of the admission money will be given back to the family.
Amanda Birovsek, Mz Skittlez Asst.
United Skates of America
Special Invited Guest Appearances:
Chip tha Ripper
SLY Air Brush
Machine Gun Kelly
Proph the problem
So Sincere and Ivette of A.B.E
Vanilla Pudding from Z107.9
Al Fatz aka Fat Al of DREAMLIFE
AND THE LIST IS GROWING EVERY MINUTE!!!!
More information on the event or to donate to the family directly please contact
Amanda 440 429 5546
Yonny 216 632 3205
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