View Full Version : Juan James a.k.a. Enoch passed away!!!!

DJ Official
10-17-2009, 12:08 PM
Got this from Twitter from Sketch the Journalist

"SketchtheJ Sad sad news fam. Juan James aka Enock of the Cross Movement passed away this morning. Heart attack in his mid 30's."

"SketchtheJ Please pray for his wife Natalie @ their 4 year old Jayna. Also his kids in Philly. May need $ assistance. More details as they come."

10-17-2009, 12:12 PM
No way!

10-17-2009, 12:14 PM
wow. will def keep his fam in prayer

Quiet storm
10-17-2009, 12:14 PM
Dag im sorry to hear this I will keep his fam in prayer

10-17-2009, 12:21 PM
I'm sorry to hear about this. Definitely will be praying for his family and all those affected by this loss.

10-17-2009, 12:21 PM
Wow, RIP....We know he's in the presence of the Lord now

HCR Zealot
10-17-2009, 12:30 PM
My condolences go out to his family.

10-17-2009, 12:31 PM
Got this from Twitter from Sketch the Journalist

"SketchtheJ Sad sad news fam. Juan James aka Enock of the Cross Movement passed away this morning. Heart attack in his mid 30's."

"SketchtheJ Please pray for his wife Natalie @ their 4 year old Jayna. Also his kids in Philly. May need $ assistance. More details as they come."

WHAT!!!!! aww man....very grieved right now.....I know Cruz must be hurtin right now too.....he was my boy.....will be praying:cry:

10-17-2009, 12:41 PM
Oh man!!! I really don't have words......


it was his song "INTRODUCIN" that first got me excited about God's grace in the HHH community.

i met him when CM came to Austin in 2000 and I remember him being a very sincere dude making himself available to chop it up about the faith.


10-17-2009, 12:45 PM
This year and death. Def. prayers go out to his fam and the CM family.

10-17-2009, 12:48 PM
He was a friend, he will always be family, he was a co-laborer in ministry helping to spread the message of the Gospel to thousands. The CM family is hurt and grieving, so is his wife and kids. His name is Enoch and on this day my brother is walking with God.


10-17-2009, 12:54 PM
dag... He was a gift to the body... Foreal...

10-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Lord have Mercy!


10-17-2009, 01:06 PM
I really liked him and am going to miss him :frown:

10-17-2009, 01:13 PM
donno much bout him but sorry to hear, imma be praying

10-17-2009, 01:15 PM
As far as remembering the rapper. He was like the 1st CHH I heard rap with authority. I was newly saved and never even heard much of Christian rap. Except corny, soft Christian rappers.

I remember him at Impact Conference 95 or 96. Duce brought him up (along with Cruz) rocking a army fatigue hat, grabbing the mic and just ripping it. No beat, straight acapella. I was like "dang, this dude is hardcore". Now, of course, years later there would be artists like Corey Red, Light Da Flow, who came with the hardcore approach. But he was the 1st one I had seen that was authoritative like that.

10-17-2009, 01:21 PM
May he rest in Peace, with the Lord...

One of the best emcees out there..

To everybody, remember this passage of Scripture:

"But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. " 1Thess. 4:13-14

im saved
10-17-2009, 01:22 PM
Enock was use by God to proclaim what many of us hope to do so effectively.
Morning because of him, but thankful for him.

10-17-2009, 01:31 PM
For those of ya'll who don't have that Much Luvv Fam double disc album (produced entirely by Tony Stone), cop that! Enock tears down every track hes on, which is quite a few

10-17-2009, 01:36 PM
Man this is sad, def. prayer needed for the family and all involved.

10-17-2009, 01:40 PM
Wow. My condolences to CM and his family.

10-17-2009, 01:46 PM
God used peeps like E to speak truth to my life. One of the first real mc's I heard

10-17-2009, 02:02 PM
I am so sorry for his family and friends. I praise God for his salvation and the life of joy he still shares in Christ. I am praying for all who are affected.

the answer
10-17-2009, 02:07 PM
Wow. Woke up this morning reading this on twitter. That guy had an eternal impact on my life. Been prayin all morning for the family!

its c ookies

DJ Links
10-17-2009, 02:07 PM
My Lord!!!

Speechless!!! I pray that his family will experience the comfort of the Lord during this time!!

10-17-2009, 02:14 PM

10-17-2009, 02:51 PM
Please pray for his kids, they have not found out yet, it's sooo hard to tell the kids. Pray for his family! Pray for me, I'm soooo hurt by this! It just hit me!

Love you bro....


10-17-2009, 03:08 PM
man... I didn't know him but his music felt like I did, I'm prayin' man...

10-17-2009, 03:10 PM

Oh my Goodness....Worst newz ever in HHH. We just lost a true Soldier in the LORD. Got his family in prayer and the Christian Community he belonged to.


10-17-2009, 03:30 PM
My prayers go out to his family and friends. A sad day indeed, but an occasion to rejoice that another one of us is able to be in Heaven with all of those who have left us early. You'll always be remembered, Enock.

10-17-2009, 04:18 PM
Man...I got the call about this this morning... I remember chopping it up with Juan on the phone and inviting him to perform at my church for a youth event. This was around the same time that I ended up being in the hospital with a brain tumor...The report that I got was that he did an excellent job at the youth event (my church has video). And shortly after that he and his wife (along with his baby girl) came and visited me in the hospital. It was such a joy to just talk to and receive encouragement from someone I'd just met at a time when people from my own family who I'd known my entire life didn't bother coming through to encourage me..Definitely praying for his family.

I adjure everyone to be ready to give as the Lord leads as his family really needs it.

10-17-2009, 05:27 PM
Ken of the Da Bus Shop said all sales of "Awethentic" will go to his wife.

Read here:


B Blessed
10-17-2009, 05:57 PM
Praying for his fam and co-labors, this is real said I was just listening to "Da Body" the other day.

the answer
10-17-2009, 06:23 PM
I pray for the all who are grieved. I thank the Holy Spirit for his comforting work.
I never have heard of him. Can anyone give a few testimony of the brothers life, and post a link of his material for those who may not have heard his work? Thanxx.

He is on the first 3 Cm albums.

its c ookies

10-17-2009, 06:37 PM

mid thirties. wow.

nevertheless, the LORD has HUGE promises for those who die in Christ ... beyond description, y'all ... there's no way he knew today would be it, but think of the entrance into glory!

10-17-2009, 06:40 PM
I pray for the all who are grieved. I thank the Holy Spirit for his comforting work.
I never have heard of him. Can anyone give a few testimony of the brothers life, and post a link of his material for those who may not have heard his work? Thanxx.

THis is not all but here are some songs.

Cypha the Next Day: 1st rapper

House of Reps

"On the Move"

"Huh? What?

10-17-2009, 06:45 PM
House of Reps "Introuducin". This was the 1st rap I heard him do acapella. I was blowed away.


The apologist
10-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Ahh man, This is sad

Quiet storm
10-17-2009, 07:00 PM

I just found this on youtube for those not familar with his music. Just listening made me realise I forgot how dope he was.

10-17-2009, 07:11 PM
As far as remembering the rapper. He was like the 1st CHH I heard rap with authority.

Exactly....Same here bro...he inspired me to rap with authority also.....

10-17-2009, 07:46 PM
wow what a tragedy. Dude was one of my favorites for a long time. Wow 35 with an MI thats crazy. Def keep his wife and kids in prayer.

In memorance one of my favorite verses from dude

The fact still remains to be/ the Son of God broke my chains and bore pain for me/ 'cause when no one else did, He diedso I can live,/ so it's not I that lives but Christ that lives/ within my quarters/ worthy is the captain of the bloodsport whose blood bought us His love caught us\ when we were in sin at every hand\ He broke heavy bands when he took a taste test of death for every man\ Come and see we've found the One\ He's the bright and Morning Star 'cause everything revolves around the Son

He's omnipotent, omniscient self-sufficient, pre-eminent co-existent, never distant\ the divine Thriller, the Blood-Spiller Void-Filler · the Peace-be-Stiller/ the Sin-in-the-flesh-Killer/ The livin' agua ·the never endin' saga Aleph and the Tau, Eternal Father\ Infinite with all might whose shinin' bright with all light Jesus the Christ the Author and Finisher of all life!

Tony Stone
10-17-2009, 08:36 PM
Lord, may your grace comfort in times like these

10-17-2009, 09:42 PM
this is sad news, yet good news. sad in the fact he is not here amongst the living and we will not be able to hear more lyrics for Christ. but good in the fact that he's where we all hope and look forward to being one day, in the presence of our Savior face to face. may we pick up our plow and continue on in the fields. my heart and prayers are with his family and friends

10-17-2009, 09:48 PM
He wins

10-17-2009, 11:02 PM
Memory Eternal!


10-17-2009, 11:49 PM
I spent all three years of college as good friends wit Juan man! We recorded a few songs together! He really shared alot with me, that's where I get that "chip" on my shoulder from. I spit it how I feel it, thanks to Juan. He also taught me alot about being authentic, and being an everyday believer vs. a Sunday saint! I appreciate him man, even through divorce and the fam going back to philly, tha homie stayed consistent! He was a good friend of mine! Had the pleasure of talking to him about a month ago & when we talked about music, he told me he was more content at this point in his life just taking care of his family! Imma miss him! I talked to Natalie tonight, she seemed in good spirits, thank God for Jesus!

10-18-2009, 12:16 AM
My condolences. dont even know what to say.huh what is one of the first christians songs i heard and was completely blown away by his verse.
i pray for his wife and children.may it serve as a warning for all of us... we dont know the day the lord will come for us....

10-18-2009, 09:19 AM
Bittersweet is the feeling when the believer dies

Temporarily bitter, eternally sweet!

10-18-2009, 03:19 PM
I'm saddened for his wife and kids, but I do rejoice because He's with the Lord and the troubles of this life he doesn't have to deal with anymore! "Introducin'" is still one of my favorities hip hop songs of all time and it still bangs! I'm glad to have met him a few years ago at an event at HU and he was a cool brother. He complained about the DC traffic! LOL

May God comfort his family during this time.

10-19-2009, 12:37 PM

Sketch the Journalist
10-19-2009, 05:52 PM
Thanks for posting the news for me while I was traveling this weekend. Also thanks for all the links to tribute videos and messages.

I spoke to Nock's wife Natalie this afternoon as she was making preparations for the funeral. She said she was greatly encouraged by all the calls and messages, but still dealing with it all.

She said she broke down when working on the funeral arrangements because it just didn't seem real or fair that she should have to be doing this at such a young age. She also kept their 4-year-old daughter Jana home from school today because she was crying last night about missing her daddy.

I haven't had a chance to visit (out of town all weekend and live about an hour away from them) but know that several Houston artists and friends have stopped by to look after her. Plus, her family is close so I'm sure that has helped.

Our convo got cut short because the church beeped in during our call and she needed to talk to them.

So, I'm not aware of any immediate financial or physical needs but will try to keep folks posted.

Obviously please keep them in your prayers.



10-20-2009, 04:48 PM
WOW. Eternal rest upon him, and may God be with his family. :(

10-21-2009, 03:07 PM
Hazakim was blessed to have Enock on our first album - back in 2000! He RIPPED it on "Only in America". More importantly we feel honored to have known this dear brother. I'll never forget the rides to work when the car broke down, the many deep convos and the transparency this brother displayed.

May we see Juan soon again in the Kingdom of our LORD! Shalom

Tony of Hazakim

Sketch the Journalist
10-22-2009, 08:04 PM
Update: 10/22/09

Enock's funeral arrangements still have not been announced, but the Houston Enock/James Family Benefit Show has.

Details and a PayPal donation link can be found here:

Any other cities planning a benefit? If so, let me know and I'll help spread the word.

Philly, where you at?


Sketch the Journalist
10-24-2009, 10:33 AM
Update: 10/24/09

Memorial and funeral arrangements have now been set:

Memorial Service

10 am - Noon

Lindale Assembly of God
503 Reid St.
Houston, TX 77022

Benefit show:
Hip Hop Hope Tuesdays @ the Prince Complex
Prince Gym
3000 Jensen Dr.


10-24-2009, 02:35 PM
Thanks, Sketch.

10-25-2009, 01:11 PM
Wade-O show has a special tribute and interviews on Enock.


10-25-2009, 10:43 PM
Just got back from the Memorial Service. His wife Natalie is in good spirits. Continue praying for her as I'm sure there is still some financial needs.