Dewayne Coleman, better known as MC Supreme, died in a Malibu car accident this Saturday when his car was struck on Pacific Coast Highway. The rapper, best known for his ’90’s hit “Black in America” was 47.
The driver of the truck, Philip Thomas Torres II, received minor injuries during the impact and was arrested for potential vehicular manslaughter and DUI, according to the Los Angeles Times.
This crash is the fourth major collision to occur on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) this month. The accident took place at the same location as the Caitlyn Jenner crash that happened earlier this year. In that high profile case, a 59-year-old woman died.
The actor Rob Lowe took to Twitter to express his outrage about the high accident rate on Malibu’s beachside highway, criticizing Malibu leaders for not making more of an effort to improve roadside safety.
MC Supreme’s best-known song, “Black in America,” was released on the 1990 compilation album “We’re All in the Same Gang,” which also featured the eponymous anti-gang song by the West Coast All-Stars. Coleman’s sister Irene told City News Service that the late rapper was dedicated to working with young people and deterring them from gang activity.