News has broken that DJ Crazy Toones (born Lamar Dupré Calhoun) has passed away.
An accomplished DJ and producer, Toones joined Coolio as a member of WC & The Maad Circle for much of the 1990s.
The real-life brother of WC, Crazy Toones worked closely with Westside Connection and Lench Mob Records, also served as Ice Cube’s most recent official tour DJ.
Over his nearly 30-year career, Toones produced Westside Connection single
“Let It Reign.”
He also worked extensively on Mack 10’s 1995 self-titled debut. In 2006, the producer released The CT Experience.
The independent DVD album featured Cube, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Kurupt, Xzibit, King T, and more. The video and audio collection included Kurupt and Soopafly single,
In 1995, Toones released mixtape, That Nigga’s Crazy, featuring some of his scratch routines:
Ice Cube’s son, actor and MC O’Shea Jackson, Jr., rapper King T, as well as co-founder of Tha Outlawz, E.D.I. Ice-T and Alchemist are among those who have reacted publicly, confirming the DJ/producer’s death on social media.
The details and cause of death are not known at this time.
Chad Kiser notified Ambrosia For Heads that Crazy Toones’ death is believed to be caused by heart attack.
“I love you Uncle Toones”
Tweeted O’Shea Jackson Jr (@OsheaJacksonJr) J
“OG Crazy Toones was a Real WestCoast Rider… Man!!,”
tweeted Ice-T, who also worked with WC and the Maad Circle.