1990s rapper MC Supreme killed in California car crash

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MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Rapper MC Supreme, best known for his 1990 single “Black In America,” has died in a car crash in Malibu.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said 47-year-old Dewayne Coleman was killed Saturday when a pickup truck slammed into parked car on the shoulder Pacific Coast Highway.

Coleman was pronounced dead at the scene; a woman passenger in his car taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

Coleman released “Black In America” on the compilation album “We’re All In the Same Gang.” It featured the hit anti-violence song that shares the album’s name by the West Coast Rap All-Stars.

Coleman’s sister, Irene, told City News Service her brother was dedicated to working with young people and steering them from gangs.

The pickup driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

 

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  • Tricia Robinson

    MC Supreme was a role model whose music changed the lives of many it influenced people running the streets to do the right thing. Black In America was a very powerful message telling us to wake up and realize who we are as African Americans our hopes, dreams, ambitions, heritage and legacy matter. We Are All In The Gang was a autobiographical account of what was really happening in all of our neighborhoods. MC Supreme was the People’s Champion he will be missed by those of us in the hip hop world and that he influenced.