Snoop Dogg has confirmed the death of drummer Carlos “Los” McSwain.
Via a post on Instagram, the Long Beach rapper tributed his colleague and friend. “Gone to soon,” Snoop captioned under a pic of him and McSwain.
It’s currently unknown publicly how McSwain passed away. His official Instagram account, @lospic, also confirmed his passing. A pic of clouds was posted with a caption reading, “Bout to be in the sky !!!”
The drummer and producer collaborated with Snoop Dogg during live performances and other gigs until 2012, when he announced he was no longer working for Tha Doggfather. However, as of late, he began working with the emcee again and provided drums for his 2018 album Bible of Love.
He also was a drummer/producer for Tha Dogg Pound’s 2010 album That Was Then This Is Now, Lupe Fiasco’s 2012 album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1, Daz Dillinger and WC’s 2013 LP Westcoast Gangsta S**t, and was a composer on Kevin Hart’s mixtape, Kevin Hart: What Now?, among others.
Los McSwain was also a member of the Los Angeles-based group 1500 or Nothin', an ensemble collective of songwriters, musicians, record producers, and music videographers formed in 2006.
RIP Los. I’m crushed right now. My lil brother is gone. Carlos Mcswain— DENNIS L.A. WHITE (@dennislawhite) August 5, 2018
Seeing reports that Snoop's old drummer Carlos McSwain passed away. As a young hitta, I used to watch this dude all the time. Here he is snapping to "Life of the Party" back in 2009. https://t.co/gjlBab1y84— Christian P. Bryant (@BryantCP) August 5, 2018
Woke up to some sad news that Carlos McSwain passed away from a heart attack. He worked w many people but I met him on tour w Snoop. Such a good drummer and great guy. Too young to go but he’s onto the next level now. RIP Los— DJ MACKEY (@DJMACKEY) August 5, 2018
Lost my big brother man please pray for me Carlos Mcswain one of the best drummers I KNOW 💔 I love you bro lots of memories.. bro pushed me to always do my best ‼️ at any giving Time https://t.co/OhLgAiIi9r— Travion Howze (@TrayxlyricS) August 5, 2018
Today I just found out another musician buddy of mine, (Snoop Dogg's drummer) Carlos McSwain has passed away... back in the day in the ATL, me and him we used… https://t.co/TGEStBF9LH— Darius D'Train Wiley (@dtraindarius) August 5, 2018
Damn! Yo Rest In Peace to one of my favorite drummers Carlos “Los” Mcswain. One of the reasons why I now enjoy playing a 10’ tom and 16” floor time set up!— Good Guy Skillet 🍳 (@iamSkillet) August 5, 2018
BET sends our condolences to the family and friends of Carlos McSwain during this difficult time. We’ll keep you updated on this story as more details become available.