Prince Markie Dee, the rapper of the Brooklyn hip-hop trio Fat Boys, has died. The group’s manager Louis Gregory confirmed the news via an official statement. He wrote that Prince Markie Dee was more than a rapper; he was a very close and dear friend. He feels like he has lost a brother. The star was only 52.
The early life of the star
Born as Mark Morales, the Puerto Rican emcee formed the band Fat Boys under the name Disco 3 originally. With Damon Wimbley, known as Kool Rock-Ski, and Darren Robinson, known as Human Beat Box in 1983. Their first album was produced by Kurtis Blow
The group’s achievement was a widespread commercial success. Their 1987 album “Crushin” went platinum and three of their other albums have achieved gold. They casually shifted to a brief movie career and starred in two movies in the years 1985 and 1987.
His Life after Fat Boys
Dee followed his time with the Fat Boys as a solo artist and a songwriter and turned producer as well. He had a single solo hit with “Tropical Reasons” and collaborated with artists like Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and Mary J. Blige. He also was a legendary radio personality who hosted the Prince Markee Dee Show on SiriusXM’s Rock the bells.
The world mourns the loss of the star
Artists including Questlove and Fat Joe paid tribute to the legendary rapper and the Fat Boys after his death. They said that the Fat Boys had a huge influence on the hip-hop culture, and they were not to be taken for granted. Questlove also wrote that it was another kind of feeling to see them perform. Hip-hop followers are saddened by the loss of the star and they have been sending condolences and love to the family and friends of the stars.