May 19 - Member Of R&B Group 702 Dead At 27

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 8 years ago '04        #1
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Founding Member Of R&B Group 702 Dead At 27
 

 
It Happened A Few Weeks Ago But Its Just Now Getting Any Attention

Orish Grinstead, one of the founding members of the R&B group 702, died this week of kidney failure, BET reported.

Grinstead, 27, suffered from cancer and other undisclosed ailments and was expected not to recover, the website reported.

She died on April 20.

Grinstead formed the group with her twin sister, Irish, their older sister, Lameisha, and friend Kameelah Williams during the mid-1990s. She left the group to pursue a solo career, while the remaining members found success with such hits as "Steelo," "Get It Together," and "We're My Girls At."

The group has sold more than 500,000 music units worldwide.

Williams left the group twice to pursue a solo career, with Grinstead rejoining the group in her place. She also filled in when members were on temporary leaves, include her older sister when Lameisha was pregnant with her son in 1999.

The group was discovered by Sinbad, who used his influence to get the group into a popular talent show in Atlanta. It was at the talent show that the group met singer Michael Bivens, member of New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe and manager of Boyz II Men, who became their manager and suggested their name as a homage to the area code for their hometown of Las Vegas.



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 http://blog.nj.com/jersey .. _702_dies.html


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 8 years ago '06        #2
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 unmarkeddollaz said:
It Happened A Few Weeks Ago But Its Just Now Getting Any Attention

Orish Grinstead, one of the founding members of the R&B group 702, died this week of kidney failure, BET reported.

Grinstead, 27, suffered from cancer and other undisclosed ailments and was expected not to recover, the website reported.

She died on April 20.

Grinstead formed the group with her twin sister, Irish, their older sister, Lameisha, and friend Kameelah Williams during the mid-1990s. She left the group to pursue a solo career, while the remaining members found success with such hits as "Steelo," "Get It Together," and "We're My Girls At."

The group has sold more than 500,000 music units worldwide.

Williams left the group twice to pursue a solo career, with Grinstead rejoining the group in her place. She also filled in when members were on temporary leaves, include her older sister when Lameisha was pregnant with her son in 1999.

The group was discovered by Sinbad, who used his influence to get the group into a popular talent show in Atlanta. It was at the talent show that the group met singer Michael Bivens, member of New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe and manager of Boyz II Men, who became their manager and suggested their name as a homage to the area code for their hometown of Las Vegas.

Dayum yo the Grinstead family is cursed... Lameisha had a brea$t removed in 2004 due to cancer, they lost their home in Las Vegas, and now this... dayum Orish and Irish were the finest of the sisters too...I didn't know she lived in NJ though... R.I.P.


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 8 years ago '07        #3
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Damn! I loved their music back in the day...I feel terrible that I'm just now hearing about this.

My heart goes out to their family...expected or not, the death of a loved one is nearly unbearable in every situation.
 8 years ago '05        #4
b_eazy 58 heat pts58
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"I Still Love You" is still fire to my ears RIP to Orish
 8 years ago '04        #5
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fu*ked.

RIP.
 05-19-2008, 11:46 PM         #6
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i made a thread about stack bundles being a back up dancer in one of their videos like a month ago
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XxC4xX 3 heat pts
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r.i.p
 8 years ago '06        #8
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damn. she was the finest one. rip
 8 years ago '06        #9
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 Get it Right said:
i made a thread about stack bundles being a back up dancer in one of their videos like a month ago




That was probably one of their first videos "Steelo", or "All I Want" which was the only two Videos besides "Pooty Tangin'" that had male dancers, Orish wasn't in the group at the time she was off trying to do her own project when 702's debut album "No Doubt" dropped, but she did do backround on one song "Not Gonna" with the other former member (I believe), she jumped back in during touring of their second album when Meisha took time off to have her son. And did some work on their last album "Star" after the album flopped the group disbanded untill june of 2007 Orish, Irish, And Lameisha were suposed to be working on another reformed 702 album in Janurary of this year... now what will come of that project is unknown... maybe Kameelah will rejoin when everything settles down.

their first video with Orish (lead, blue hat) and the other member besides Meisha, Amelia and Irish:



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 8 years ago '05        #10
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 05-20-2008, 12:10 AM         #11
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r. i. p. "i still love you" was 1 of their best songs. and orish was the finest.
 8 years ago '05        #12
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 bangabi*ch said:
damn. she was the finest one. rip
Yeah. I was like, I hope its not the one I'm thinking of, the finest one.
And sure enough, it was her.

R.I.P.
 8 years ago '05        #13
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damn r.i.p
 8 years ago '06        #14
John_Dillinga 
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[pic - click to view]



Orish pic from the video i posted.


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Irish^______ Meisha^________Meelah^
^(to clear up confusion)

most 702 pics don't have Orish in them at all.

found another one

[pic - click to view]



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 8 years ago '08        #15
mccauley318 2 heat pts
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i think she died last month check it out
 8 years ago '07        #16
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 mccauley318 said:
i think she died last month check it out
ya bruh if u read the article it says she passed on 4/20 ... i wouldnt have noticed that if i didnt read your post tho .. seeing how the 20th is in 24 minutes for me i figured it to be last month ... RIP to Orish 702 was a nice lil group
 8 years ago '08        #17
mccauley318 2 heat pts
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peep 4 20 means April not May 20th this is the fifth month hence 5/20
but R I P the same.
 8 years ago '07        #18
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Okay, lemme get this straight. She founded the group but, since the group started officially putting out material, she was only doing work behind the scenes... right? So, she really wasn't a visible member in the group? She was the identical twin sister of Irish? However, for anyone that has a 702 album, it doesn't help to look at the pics in the album because she is not in any of them... correct? It's always Irish not Orish in the pics, yeah?


R.I.P. to her.


I wish all these talented female R&B groups would stop breaking up.


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 8 years ago '05        #19
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yea im confused bout da whole irish and orish thing but r.i.p
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 YoungIke1122 said:
yea im confused bout da whole irish and orish thing but r.i.p

If I'm right...


There are 4 members of 702. Orish is the one we never see... but, Orish is identical to Irish and thus the confusion.
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