Hip-hop producer dies in crash

    Hip-hop producer Tony D. has died after a car crash in New Jersey on Saturday.

    Police say that Tony was driving his 2002 Jeep when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the fence of a cemetery in Hamilton, New Jersey on April 4. The collision caused the jeep to flip onto its passenger side, AllHipHop.com reports.

    A group of neighborhood residents tried to get Tony out of the vehicle while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.  He wasn’t wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

    Tony was taken to Capital Health Systems where he was later pronounced dead due to a serious neck injury.

    Tony D, born Anthony Depula, produced for acts such as The Outsidaz, King Sun and DJ Muggs.  He is perhaps best known for producing Poor Righteous Teachers’s “Rock Dis Funky Joint.” He also acted as MC Serch’s manager.

    – Sonya Eskridge

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