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Crazy Town Frontman Shifty Shellshock: Dead At 49

Frontman of rap rock band Crazy Town, Shifty Shellshock has passed away at the age of 49.

Born Seth Binzer, on Monday (6.24) Shifty died at his home, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s website.

Perhaps best known for its 2000 hit single ‘Butterfly,’ that featuring the infectious rap chorus “Come, my lady, come-come, my lady, you’re my butterfly, sugar baby,” the song, from their 1999 debut album The Gift of Game was a #1 Billboard Hot 100 chart single and remains the band’s biggest hit.

Unfortunately, the group’s sophomore LP Darkhose had minimal success and Crazy Town broke up in 2003, but reunited and released a third albumThe Brimstone Sluggers, a nod to the group’s original 2015 moniker. After co-founder Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur’s 2017 departure, Binzer changed the group’s name to Crazy Town X. 

In addition to his involvement with Crazy Town, Binzer had some success on his own, releasing the solo album Happy Love Sick in 2004 and was also featured on Paul Oakenfold’s 2002 hit ‘Starry Eyed Surprise.’ The American born singer also appeared on several reality shows documenting his struggles with addiction, such as Celebrity Rehab and two seasons of the follow-up show Sober House. 

Seth Binzer is survived by his three children, Halo, Gage and Phoenix, and his cause of death has not yet been released.

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Author: Saul Goode

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