DJ and producer DJ Crazy Toones has died today of a heart attack. He was 45.
The LA vet had a career which spanned almost 30 years. For much of the 90s, Toones was in WC & The Maad Circle with his brother WC, and Coolio.
He was most recently Ice Cube's touring DJ.
Toones (Lamar Dupré Calhoun) was also affiliated with Westside Connection and Lench Mob Records.
He was remembered on social media.
OG Crazy Toones was a Real WestCoast Rider... Man!! https://t.co/0bbcowBXC3— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) January 9, 2017
Rest in Peace DJ Crazy Toones.— Alchemist (@Alchemist) January 9, 2017
RIP DJ Crazy Toones. #WestCoast #HipHop— IG: TechImmortal (@ImmortalTech) January 9, 2017
DJ Crazy Toones. You were not only a hero to the West coast, you were a defender of keeping Hip Hop pure! RIP. #DJCRAZYTOONES #HipHop— Grandmaster FADE (@count_doom) January 9, 2017
RIP DJ Crazy Toones Westside Connection For Ever ! We gone miss you homie pic.twitter.com/FNgkDGtQGU— Mack 10 (@OfficialMack10) January 9, 2017
RIP Crazy Tooneshttps://t.co/NN7Us6XSST— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) January 9, 2017
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 #PremierWuzHere
Rest in peace.