Ebene News – United States – Prince Markie Dee of pioneering rap group The Fat Boys dies at 52

The pioneering hip hop community just suffered another heavy blow Thursday, February 18, social media began to erupt with condolences for Prince Markie Dee, one of the founding members of The Fat Boys ( originally Disco 3) alongside Kool Rock Ski and the late Buff Love

According to Van Silk, the veteran New York City promoter, the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but congestive heart failure is suspected Silk tells HipHopDX he had just spoken to Markie Dee – real name Mark Morales – but hasn’t been on Instagram since February 8 Silk says he replaced Biz Markie on his Rock The Bells radio show and plans to return to the studio

“I remember them as Disco 3 in 1982,” Van Silk tells senior DX writer Kyle Eustice “They wanted me to throw them at a party at Empire Skating Rink Over the years I have been kept in touch with Kool Rock Ski and just had a chat about him and Mark coming into the studio to record new songs Sometimes Mark and I were on the phone at 2 a.m. He would tell me about his properties he owns in Florida and New York He was happy that he could still work and do what he loves – music I will certainly miss my brother Prince Markie Dee “

Kurtis Blow adds: “Prince Markie Dee was a true friend and part of my family I’ll never forget him Rest in Eternal Peace my brother”

Hailing from Brooklyn, The Fat Boys rose to prominence in the 1980s as one of the first hip-hop groups to release full-length rap albums alongside Run-DMC, Whodini, and Blow Le. trio – who regularly incorporated beatboxing into their rhymes – released seven albums during their career, including their self-titled debut album produced by Blow (1984) and The Fat Boys Are Back (1985)

But it was Crushin’s 1987 that took them to a whole new level The album went platinum due to their ‘Wipe Out’ collaboration with the Beach Boys By this time The Fat Boys had already done a name in part thanks to their appearance in the classic 1985 cult film Krush GrooveThe Michael Schultz-directed film starred Def Jam Recordings co-founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons and several Def Jam artists including the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and Kurtis Blow

The same year Crushin ‘arrived, they also landed lead roles in the comedy film Disorderlies, which reunited them with Schultz and grossed over $ 10 million at the box office

After The Fat Boys, Markie pursued a successful solo career by signing with Columbia Records In 1992, he released a solo album called Free, which spawned a No 1 hit single, “Typical Reasons (Swing My Way)” After joining Cory Rooney to form a Soul Convention production company, he wrote and produced songs for artists including Mary J Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Craig Mack and Marc Anthony

From 2008-2010 he was the afternoon radio host / DJ at 1035 Radio Beat WMIB in Miami, Florida before moving on to WEDR 991 FM

Condolences are pouring in for beloved hip-hop artist from El-P, KXNG Crooked and more Check out the reactions below

First concert: THE FAT BOYS I was too young to remember it but my mother always reminds me of it

I’m a CRUSHED MAN RIP PRINCE MARKIE FROM One of the Most Underrated MC / Producers EVER 1st LATINO MC to Go Platinum FAT BOYS the 1st RAP TAPE I’ve EVER Owned He produced REAL LOVE classics for @maryjblige, @MariahCarey, Destiny’s Child, @ArianaGrande @Drake, Craig Mack, Frank Ocean

RIP Prince Markie Dee of the Fat Boys Their debut album was one of the first records I bought with my own money So sad to see us losing so many of our heroes

Keep Calm Prince Markie Dee The Fat Boys were there with RunDMC and Whodini in Phase 2 of Hip Hop They rocked the arenas, had hits on radio and MTV He was also a songwriter and producer for Mariah Carey, JLo Ariana Grande and a host of others #HipHopLegend

The Rock The Bells family are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Mark “Prince Markie Dee” Morales earlier today This voice and his presence can never be replaced Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones 🙏 🏾🕊 photoTwittercom / Tn6wSJ6soq

Oh no! I hear Prince Markie Dee of the Fat Boys (seen here right) has passed away Thanks for the early inspiration Rest in Heaven The Fat Boys Forever! imageTwittercom / ou94zxmPa0

Prince Markie Dee rest in power & the way he & the Fat Boys made young people around the world happy & more confident

I am saddened to learn of the passing of legendary Prince Markie Dee The Fat Boys have been a big part of my childhood, especially being on the husky side 🙂 I was just talking about “Can you feel it” being such a jam , in a group chat, like last month Keep Calm, caption 🕊 picTwittercom / TBY2nTHHbn

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Ebene News – United States – Prince Markie Dee of pioneer rap group The Fat Boys dies at 52 years

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