Former Spooks group
member Jerel Allaine Spruill better known as Water Water was fatally injured
in a car accident outside of Washington D.C. early Saturday morning.
Water Water was
part of the Spooks when they released their groundbreaking, critically acclaimed
Antra/Artemis debut S.I.O.S.O.S. Volume 1.
The album spawned
a hit single and video, "Things I’ve Seen" and reached gold status
in Germany, Belgium, France and Sweden before being re-released in the United
The rapper was
working on a solo project at the time of his passing, according to Spook’s member
wanted to do was totally different from what we usually do," Booka T. explained
to AllHipHop.com about Water Water’s exit from the group. "He wanted to
go on a totally different path and he felt that the best way for him to express
himself in that way was to work on a solo [project] and we were like cool."
"He was a
warm and caring person who had a great sense of humor," said Water Water’s
good friend Chris Brown. "Water was also extremely focused, goal driven
and gave100% in everything he did. When we first met, we both use to rap and
he would talk about breaking into the industry and releasing an album. For years,Water
continued to stick with it and work hard and finally became part of a group
who released and album and video that got worldwide exposure. I am deeply saddened
by Waters passing, and my prayers go out to his family."