It’s with great sadness that we must report that DJ Crazy Toones has passed away. The legendary DJ and producer had a career spanning the decades, initially in the 90s alongside WC, Chilly Chill, Big Gee, Sir Jinx and Coolio as a member of WC & The Maad Circle – before then working with Westside Connection and Lench Mob Records.
In recent years he’s been Ice Cube’s official tour DJ and in our most recent update was part of a record with Young Maylay called “Make You Wanna Cry.”
Real 92.3’s Big Boy posted a picture earlier today with his emotional reaction to the unfortunate news: “This one HURTS!!!!! One of THEEE NICEST Brothas you could EVER met. Not just what he did for the West and The World, but The Man he was. A GREAT person. Very humbled. ALWAYS respectful. The hardest working, underrated producer, DJ.. etc in the business. #CrazyToones, you will be GREATLY missed. Rest In Peace, My Good Brotha. You will be missed.”
Today the news broke across social media that CT had passed away, we believe due to a heart attack. Fans and artists alike have been sharing their grief on social media – including Mack 10, Immortal Technique, DJ Premier, Lil Jon Alchemist, Ice T;
— IG: TechImmortal (@ImmortalTech) January 9, 2017
Rest in Peace DJ Crazy Toones.
— Alchemist (@Alchemist) January 9, 2017
OG Crazy Toones was a Real WestCoast Rider… Man!! https://t.co/0bbcowBXC3
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) 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 to Ice Cube’s DJ, DJ Crazy Toones.
— Turntable Whisperer (@DJScratch) January 9, 2017
ANOTHER OG GONE. REST IN PARADISE DJ CRAZY TOONES 🙏🏽
— LILJON (@LilJon) January 9, 2017
RIP CRAZY TOONES. 🙏🏼
— dj sourmilk (@djsourmilk) January 9, 2017