Gilbert “Toker” Izquierdo, one of many authentic members of the group Brownside, has handed away.
His household confirmed the information on the rapper’s Instagram web page and on the group’s Instagram and Fb pages on Oct. 10, 2018. Although the reason for dying is unconfirmed, Toker is rumored to have been killed in Mexico.
“On behalf of the Brownside household we remorse to tell you our brother, father, husband and buddy Toker has handed away,” the submit learn. “Please respect the household and allow them to mourn in peace. #Brownside #TokerForever.”
Brownside was established as a Chicano model of N.W.A. when Eazy-E signed them to his Ruthless Data label within the early ’90s. The group was comprised of Los Angeles natives Toker, Hazard, Depraved, Klever and Hassle, and acquired recognition within the early ’90s throughout the gangster rap period. They disbanded after the deaths of Eazy-E in 1995 and Hazard a 12 months later.
Within the time since, Toker had reportedly been targeted on activism, turning into a vocal proponent of jail reform and immigration, and reprised the group 5 years in the past, in accordance with publicist/buddy Shayna Wilson.
“He was an advocate for jail reform, an advocate for talking out towards gentrification in Los Angeles and was vocal about how ICE is affecting the household construction for Mexican-Individuals in East L.A. and South Central,” Wilson informed HipHopDx. “They went to Mexico after the earthquake final 12 months and donated $30,000.”
Wilson added that Toker would “provide the shirt off his again,” and wished Mexican-American rappers to get their shine in rap music.
“He was all about serving to youngsters,” Wilson mentioned. “He was a tremendous man. His solely want was for Mexican-American rappers to get the identical type of respect and accolades as African-American and white rappers. He believed…
Gilbert ‘Toker’ Izquierdo of Eazy-E’s Group