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MC Supreme, the rapper best known for his 1990 single “Black in America” which appeared on the popular compilation album We’re All in the Same Gang, was killed on Saturday (June 13) in a car accident in Malibu.

He was 47.

According to Variety, MC Supreme (real name Dewayne Lawrence Coleman) was sitting idle with another passenger in his Honda Civic on the shoulder of the Pacific Coast Highway when a pickup truck slammed into the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The condition is still unknown of the woman he was riding with.

Police arrested Philip Torries II, 34, on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges. Torres also hit another vehicle containing two passengers but they were unharmed.

Although the likelihood of a car accident is fairly common, this particular instance appears to be deeper than rap. The Pacific Coast Highway has been under scrutiny for its various dangers commuters face on the daily and KTLA has learned that MC Supreme’s fatal crash occurred one week before a safety report was expected to be presented to the Malibu City Council. Following the crash, actor Rob Lowe tweeted out his disgust for the city’s leadership.

For those who remember, the February accident that Bruce Jenner was involved in also took place on the embattled highway.

MC Supreme’s “Black In America” video can be watched below. Condolences are being sent out to his friends and family.

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