DJ Crazy Toones, Veteran Producer & Ice Cube’s Tour DJ, Dead at 45
Veteran DJ and producer Crazy Toones, best known for his work with WC & The Maad Circle in the early-to-mid '90s, has passed away at the age of 45.
I just lost my homie, brother, DJ, confidant and love one. Crazy Toones passed away today and I'm fucked up about it. We miss you & love u. pic.twitter.com/hsBHIJ4J2y— Ice Cube (@icecube) January 9, 2017
The brother of West Coast rapper WC and Ice Cube's tour DJ, Crazy Toones' career in the music industry spanned 30 years—including production credits for Ice Cube, Kurupt, Mack 10 and WC.
In a post to his Instagram shortly after the news of Crazy Toones' death made the rounds across the web, DJ Premier wrote that it's "so hard to accept" his loss and that he "could write a book for all the words I have to say about Toones."
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 if 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! 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... @therealdubwc @icecube @mayleeno #PremierWuzHere
DJBooth would like to extend our most sincere condolences to Crazy Toones' family and friends.
By DJ Z, who will be bumpin' "West Up" the rest of the day.
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