Rapper MC Supreme dies after being hit by drunk driver


By The Daily Mail UK

MC Supreme best known for his 1990 rap single Black In America died aged 47 on Saturday after being struck by a suspected drunken driver in Malibu, California.

Dewayne Lawrence Coleman, known by his stage name MC Supreme, was pronounced dead at the scene of the early morning accident.

He was sitting with a woman in his parked Honda Civic on a shoulder of Pacific Coast Highway about 6:20 am when a pickup slammed into his vehicle, authorities said.

Coleman’s sedan rolled over onto an embankment above the beach. The female passenger was taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

The pickup flipped and struck another parked vehicle with two people inside, but they were not injured.

The driver of the pickup was identified as 34-year-old Philip Torres II and he was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.

Torres suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

Coleman was a member of the West Coast Rap All-Stars that included MC Hammer, Tone-Loc, Ice-T, Digital Underground and Dr. Dre, MC Ren and Eazy-E of N.W.A.

The all-star group in 1990 released the anti-violence song We’re All In The Same Gang.

The song was nominated in 1991 at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

Coleman released the single Black In America on the compilation album of the same name as the anti-violence hit.

Rob Lowe, 51, who lives in Malibu tweeted about the accident and criticised local leadership about public safety on Pacific Coast Highway.

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