Sad news we just received from the world of hip hop as one of the members of the legendary rap group "The Fat Boys" has passed away.

According to Revolt, Mark “Prince Markie Dee” Morales has passed away at the age of 52. While details on his death are not known yet, the world of hip hop has taken to social media to share their condolences and memories.

The Fat Boys was one of hip hop's biggest groups in the early 80's as the culture began to take shape. They did movies, commercials and more before the group broke up.

Morales then began a solo career and signed with Columbia Records after the groups breakup. He released his debut album Free in 1992, which spawned the No. 1 hit single, “Typical Reasons (Swing My Way).”

 

He also became a sought after producer and songwriter having worked with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Coolio, Craig Mack, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Frank Ocean, Destiny’s Child and Macy Gray.

From 2008-2010, the New York native worked as a radio host for 103.5 The Beat WMIB radio in Miami and most recently, Morales hosted a radio show on SiriusXM’s Rock The Bells, which was founded by LL Cool J.

We send our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Prince Markie Dee.

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