Rap Vet DJ Crazy Toones Dead at 45

By Staff  |  01/09/2017

DJ Crazy Toones

West Coast music vet, DJ Crazy Toones, passed away on Monday (Jan. 9). He was just 45 years old.

While details are unclear, multiple sources said he died after suffering a heart attack.

Crazy Toones has been in the music industry for over two decades, coming into the game with his older brother WC as part of the collective, the Maad Circle.

The death has rocked the West Coast rap community, who has taken to social media to express their shock and heartbreak.

@crazytoones west coast royalty. Pioneer and innovator. You will be missed. Rest In Power my friend.

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I don't even know how to say this one! It's not even comprehending to my mind right now... The Man Pictured On The Left... R.I.P. To DJ Crazy Toones... He's WC's brother and also ICE CUBE's DJ and one of my best friends on the West Coast since I was 21 years old... I just got the news... We have so many memories beyond my career in HIP HOP! Toones and Dub were the 1st to show us The Hood and see what's really going on in South Central...and they were hanging with us in NY SINCE 1989... From hangin with The Legend DJ Alladin to COOLIO @coolio we did mad shit... Just Friend Shit! This is so hard to accept but I have to bcuz we all have a start and an ending in this life... To the Calhoun Family We Are Here For You! I could write a book for all the words I have to say about Toones... Love You Lamar Calhoun! Fly On LEGEND! @therealdubwc @icecube @mayleeno #WestInPeace #OGhoodsta #PremierWuzHere

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