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Who is Prince Markie Dee? : Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Early life, Family, Death (Member of hip-hop group Fat boys dies)

Prince Markie Dee, member of pioneering 1980s hip-hop group the Fat Boys, dead at 52

Prince Markie Dee bio, wiki, age, death, career, family, early life, death

Prince Markie Dee, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Fat Boys, died on Thursday, the group’s manager, Louis Gregory confirmed. No cause of death has been given. Mark Anthony Morales, popularly known as Prince Markie Dee from the 1980s hip-hop trio.

“Forever in my Heart. Prince Markie Dee was more than a rapper; he was one of my very best and closest friends,” Gregory wrote on Twitter. “My heart breaks today because I lost a brother. I’ll always love you Mark and I’ll cherish everything you taught me. Tomorrow is your birthday, swing my way, big bro.”

Prince Markie Dee age

He died at the age of 52 years old.

Prince Markie Dee early life

Born Mark Anthony Morales on February 19th, 1968, he teamed up with Darren Robinson (the Human Beatbox) and Damon Wimbley (Kool Rock Ski) and performed under the name The Disco 3 before later becoming the Fat Boys. The group launched their career in 1983 when they won a talent contest at Radio City Music Hall and by the end of the decade, they had become one of rap’s premier pop culture ambassadors with the simultaneous release of their platinum-selling fourth album Crushin’ and their breakout comedy film Disorderlies in the summer of 1987. The trio popularized beatboxing and their goofy sense of humor and affable demeanors made them essential to bringing rap music to the mainstream.

Morales also co-founded the production company Soul Conventions, which has produced songs for Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Craig Mack, and Marc Anthony.

Prince Markie Dee career

Morales’s accomplishments with the Fat Boys include appearing in the feature films Krush Groove and Disorderlies. After The Fat Boys, Morales went on to a successful solo career. He signed with Columbia Records and released a solo album, Free, which spawned a #1 hit single, “Typical Reasons (Swing My Way)”. After joining with Cory Rooney to form a production company, Soul Convention, Morales wrote and produced tracks for such artists as Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Craig Mack, and Marc Anthony. From 2008 to 2010, Morales served as the afternoon drive radio host/DJ at 103.5 The Beat WMIB radio in Miami, Florida. Since then he had worked at WEDR 99.1 FM.

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