The '90s rapper, best known for his single "Black in America," was killed Saturday in a suspected DUI in Malibu

By Wade Rouse
June 15, 2015 09:40 AM

MC Supreme, the ’90s rapper best known for his single “Black in America,” was killed in a car accident Saturday in Malibu, California. He was 47.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office said the rapper – whose real name was Dewayne Coleman – was killed when a pickup truck slammed into his car, which was parked on the shoulder of the Pacific Coast Highway, according to the AP and Billboard.

Coleman was pronounced dead at the scene, and a female passenger in his car was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

The driver of the pickup, Philip Torries II, 34, was arrested after the crash on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to Variety.

According to reports, Coleman’s car rolled into an embankment above the beach after it was hit by the pickup, which then rolled into another parked car on the shoulder with two passengers in it.

Both of those passengers were uninjured, while Torries sustained minor injuries.

Actor Rob Lowe Tweeted about the accident, criticizing Malibu’s leadership and calling the Pacific Coast Highway “a death trap.”

“Malibu’s leadership has pretty much always been a disgrace. Exhibit A,” Lowe Tweeted Saturday, linking to an article on the accident.

Lowe later Tweeted, “PCH’s been a death trap for decades. No local care to address it. Sad and unacceptable.”

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

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

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