NEW YORK—Prince Markie Dee, a member of the Fat Boys hip-hop trio who later shaped his personal band and have become a well known radio host, has died. He was 52.
His loss of life was introduced Thursday by SiriusXM station Rock The Bells, which didn’t present a reason for loss of life.
Born Mark Morales in Brooklyn, Prince Markie Dee was a prolific songwriter and founding member of the Fat Boys, a gaggle identified for beatboxing that launched a number of standard albums within the Nineteen Eighties such because the platinum document “Crushin’.”
Their 1984 debut album, “Fat Boys,” went gold, their subsequent two albums offered hundreds of thousands of copies, they usually have been featured within the movies “Krush Groove” and “Disorderlies.”
Morales, Darren Robinson, and Damon “Kool Rockski” Wimbley have been often known as Disco 3 once they received a rap contest in Brooklyn in 1984. That win led to a document deal and a European tour throughout which they generated excessive room-service payments that earned the ire of their promoter, who began calling them “fat boys,” a 1995 obituary for Robinson famous.
Morales shaped his personal band in 1993, Prince Markie Dee & The Soul Convention, which launched the R&B hit “Swing My Way.”
“Prince Markie Dee was more than a rapper,” the supervisor of the Fat Boys, Louis Gregory, wrote on Twitter. “He was one of my very best and closest friends. My heart breaks today because I lost a brother.”
Morales additionally labored with a number of different pop stars, together with Destiny’s Child and Jennifer Lopez, and as a radio host in Miami.