Do Remember: DJ Crazy Toones, Kurupt & Soopafly’s Gangbang Music (Video)

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Heads need to be up on DJ Crazy Toones. A former member of WC & The M.a.a.d Circle, this South Central, Los Angeles-based DJ is nice on the turntables. Still touring with Dub (his blood brother) and Ice Cube to this day, Toones became an in-house producer at Mack 10’s Hoo-Bangin’ Records, working with Westside Connection, CJ Mac, and others at the Priority-distributed label. Additionally, Crazy Toones kept cool with Coolio (who is regularly forgotten to be a M.a.a.d Circle member).

Back in 2006, while Ice Cube and WC were label-hoppin’, Crazy Toones did what he’s always liked to do, and released a street mixtape/album, CT Experience. Outside of the aforementioned usual suspects, the self-released LP involved MC Ren, Xzibit, King T, Jayo Felony, and others.

With the DVD component of CT Experience, one of the best videos was from Tha Dogg Pound family in “Gangbang Music.” With bouncing Oldsmobile Cutlasses, white tees, and plenty of menacing camera play, Kurupt and Soopafly shined together in one of their brightest tandem moments.

Soopafly, who was promised to be the centerpiece at Death Row Records following Daz Dillinger’s Retaliation, Revenge, and Get Back, has never enjoyed the solo success he’s deserved. A Long Beach native, the producer/MC sometimes credited simply as Priest Brooks played keys on mid-’90s hits by Dr. Dre, Daz, and Warren G, before jump-starting his own career. After his Like It Or Not was shelved (and largely later released by Daz as Dat WhooptWhoop), Soopafly has been diligently in the lab, uncaging moments like this. Joined by Kurupt, the “Philafornia” lyricist got full-on Dogg Food, just enjoying a thumping beat, and a moment with the D.P.G.C.

Do remember: “Gangbang Music” by DJ Crazy Toones, Kurupt & Soopafly:

Hopefully more members of the extended Pound consider Crazy Toones production on their albums, as few joints have this stick-to-your-ribs effect as this oft-passed over jam with a true G-Funk turntablist.

#BonusBeat: In preliminary discussions of the recording of Tha Dogg Pound’s sophomore LP, Dogg Shit, Soopafly was promised to be a third member of the group. In 2007, when the long-promised title released nearly a decade later on Gangsta Advisory/D.P.G/Koch, Brooks was involved on two cuts.

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