Breaking News: Prince Markie Dee Of The Fat Boys Has Died, Only 52
Prayers and blessings for Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys.
UPDATE: A cause of death has not formally been revealed, but AllHipHop’s sources have stated that he likely died of a heart attack. We will provide more information as it is made available.null
Hip-Hop has suffered another mighty blow as Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys has died suddenly. He was 52 years old.
Born Mark Anthony Morales, Prince Markie Dee came to prominence as 1/3 of the Fat Boys, which was one of the first rap group’s to go pop. With humble Brooklyn roots, the group, comprised of Darren Robinson (The Human Beat Box), Damon Wimbley (Kool Rock Ski), and Morales, came up as understudies of Kurtis Blow and blew up with the likes of LL Cool J, Run DMC, Whodini and others.
For example, The Fat Boys starred in a major motion picture in 1987 with “Disorderlies,” a comedy that had the rappers as a motley crew of medical assistants. Prior to that, they starred in “Krush Groove,” a pseudo biopic about the life of mogul Russell Simmons.
Prince Markie Dee was also one of the first Hip-Hop stars of Puerto Rican descent. Furthermore, he was able to successfully transition into a successful producer and solo act after The Fat Boys disbanded. His solo album, Free, gave birth to a number 1 hit in “Typical Reasons (Swing My Way).”
As a song writer/producer, he wrote and produced tracks for such emerging artists like Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Craig Mack and others like Mark Anthony.
Hip Hop Raised Me The Blog offers deep condolences to the family, friends and fans of Prince Markie Dee.