Rest In Power: Prince Markie Dee (2/19/1968 – 2/18/2021) #princemarkiedee #hiphop #disco3 #fatboys

Mark Anthony Morales, better known by the stage name Prince Markie Dee, was an American rapper, songwriter, producer, and radio personality. 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

Mark Anthony Morales, known as Prince Markie Dee of early rap group the Fat Boys and a hit songwriter and producer for Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and others, has died, according to his manager, Louie “Uncle Louie” Gregory. He was 52.

While the Fat Boys were often considered a novelty act of early hip-hop, they racked up a series of hit albums throughout the 1980s and appeared in the popular films “Krush Groove” and “Disorderlies.” Morales was one of the group’s key rappers, songwriters and producers, and went on to a successful solo career, releasing the 1992 album “Free” on Columbia, which included the hit “Typical Reasons (Swing My Way),” and “Love Daddy” on Motown three years later. courtesy of: NBC NEWS

Died: February 18, 2021, Miami, FL TrendingBorn: February 19, 1968, Brooklyn, New York, NY

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