American producer, radio personality & rapper of the Brooklyn hip-hop trio Fat Boys, Prince Markie Dee has died at the age of 52. Confirmed by group’s manager Louis Gregory.
Louis Gregory wrote on Twitter, ‘Forever in my Heart. Prince Markie Dee was more than a rapper; he was one of my very best and closest friends. 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.’
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.
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.
Rapper Prince Markie Dee Died At 52
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