The Doll House with Babydoll

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(L-R) Kameelah Williams, LeMisha Grinstead, and Irish Grinstead of 702 attend the 2017 Soul Train Awards, presented by BET, at the Orleans Arena on November 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The world of R&B mourns the loss of one of its most iconic group members, Irish Grinstead of 702. Grinstead died over the weekend, leaving behind a trail of memorable music and a legacy that will forever be remembered.

Irish, alongside Kameelah Williams and sisters, Orish and LeMisha Grinstead, made up the R&B group, 702, which was formed in the early 90s. Their unique and soulful sound laced with harmonies and catchy beats took the R&B world by storm. Their music got me through a lot of adolescent heartbreak! Let’s celebrate the life of Irish by reliving some of the group’s most memorable songs and looking at the outpouring love and condolences from fans on social media.

702 was one of the most iconic girl groups of the 90s. They had numerous hits that dominated the airwaves and the music scene. Their debut album, “No Doubt”, was released in 1996 and featured a ton of hits like “Get It Together,” “Places,” and “All I Want”. The album went platinum in the US, and the group received critical acclaim for their soulful and harmony-filled sound. They continued to release chart-topping hits and went on to win a Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Group, Band or Duo for their hit single “Where My Girls At?” in 1999. Lamisha posted this to her IG account on Sunday in honor or Irish.

“It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that my beautiful sister and friend has passed away this evening. She has had a long battle and she is finally at peace. That girl was as bright as the stars! She was not only beautiful on the outside, but also within. Sharing the stage with her was a joy I will cherish for the rest of my life! We, the family ask for prayers and respect for our privacy as we grieve an outstanding loss to our family.

Love always,

The untimely death of Irish has left R&B fans all over the world heartbroken. Many of her fans took to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to the iconic singer. Fans worldwide also shared how much Irish and 702’s music meant to them growing up.

Twitter user @SantanaRedmayne wrote: “702 is still one of my favorite groups from the 90s. Every song was a hit. Rest in Power, Irish. Fly high,”

@LittyJen: “I’m so hurt by the passing of Irish from 702, that group brought me JOY growing up and helped me understand harmonies.”

702’s discography is a testament to their captivating sound and harmonies. Songs like “Where My Girls At?,” “Steelo,” and “You Don’t Know” will forever remain classic hits that will be played for generations to come. Irish’s presence and voice were integral to 702’s success, and her passion for music shone through in every song she recorded with the group. The catchy beats, harmonies, and soulful vocals of 702’s songs united fans worldwide and will forever be a significant part of the 90s music culture.

Q Parker of 112 posted this message on Instagram along with a video after learning about the untimely passing of Irish:

“The universe has a way of showing us that it’s in control. Our job is to serve, be kind, and just do good. This news really rocked me to the point that I assessed beyond any profession, beyond any amount of money…… how are your relationships with the people you love! I can honestly say that if anything were to happen to my band members i would be FUCKED UP and the constant question would remain in my head, Q, did you do enough to mend the relationship! @officialslim_ @michaelkeith112 CALL ME BACK.


The death of Irish is a massive loss for the music industry and 90s R&B lovers all over the world. She may be gone, but her music and legacy live on. Her talent and passion will forever be remembered through the iconic songs she created with 702 and the countless memories they have created with their music. Irish will continue to be remembered as an outstanding member of 702, and we’ll forever celebrate her life and talents. May Her beautiful Soul Rest in Power.

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