#RestInPower Fat Boys’ Prince Markie Dee

This is with very much pain that we are posting this article today.. The hip hop community is morning once again one of his iconic and legendary emcees, producer and radio personality.

For the younger ones who might be so familiar with his work, he is a quick biography:

Mark Anthony Morales (February 19, 1968 – February 18, 2021), better known by the stage name Prince Markie Dee, was an American rapper,songwriter, producer, and radio personality of Puerto Rican descent. Morales was a member of the Fat Boys, a pioneering rap group that gained fame during the 1980s. Morales was the vice-president of Uncle Louie Music Group.

About The Fat Boys

The Fat Boys were an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City, that emerged in the early 1980s. The group was briefly known originally as the Disco 3, originally composed of Mark “Prince Markie Dee” Morales (who died of a heart attack[citation needed] in 2021), Damon “Kool Rock-Ski” Wimbley, and Darren “Buff Love” Robinson, who died of a heart attack during a bout with respiratory flu in 1995.

The trio is widely known for using beatbox in their songs. The group opened doors for beatboxers like Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh. The Fat Boys were one of the first rap groups to release full-length rap albums, along with Run-D.M.C., Whodini and Kurtis Blow. Beloved for their comedic, self-deprecating rhymes, the group released 7 studio albums, 4 of which went Gold by RIAA.