Prince Markie Dee Biography – Prince Markie Dee Wiki
Prince Markie Dee (born Mark Anthony Morales) was an American rapper, songwriter, producer, and radio personality. He was best known as a member of the Fat Boys, a pioneering rap group that gained fame during the 1980s. He formed Fat Boys originally under the name the Disco 3 with Damon Wimbley (aka Kool Rock-Ski) and Darren Robinson (aka the Human Beat Box) in 1983. Their first album, 1984’s Fat Boys, was produced by Kurtis Blow.
Their 1987 album Crushin’ went platinum, and three of their other albums have gone gold; their biggest hits were covers of “Wipeout” and “The Twist.” They parlayed their success into a brief film career, starring in 1985’s Krush Groove and 1987’s Disorderlies.
He followed his time with the Fat Boys as a solo artist and a songwriter and producer. He had a solo hit with “Typical Reasons (Swing My Way)” and collaborated with artists like Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and Mary J. Blige. He was also a radio personality who hosted The Prince Markie Dee Show on SiriusXM’s Rock the Bells.
Prince Markie Dee Age
He was born on February 19, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He died on February 18, 2021. He was 52 years old.
Prince Markie Dee Wife – Prince Markie Dee and Pepa
He was engaged for a time to rapper Pepa (Sandy Denton) in the mid-1980s. Pepa married rapper and actor Treach (born Anthony Criss) from 1999 until their divorce in 2001.
Prince Markie Dee Death
He passed away on February 18, 2021, at the age of 52. His manager Louis Gregory of Uncle Louie Music Group confirmed the news on Twitter. Gregory wrote: “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.”
Following the news of his death, tributes have poured in on social media for the radio personality. Fellow rapper Eminem wrote: “So sad 2 hear of the legendary @PrinceMarkieDee of the Fat Boys’ passing. One of my childhood idols & favorite mc’s of all time. Left us way 2 soon. He will truly be missed.”
Roxanne Shante wrote: “RIP Brother Dear you will be missed. My Hip Hop family and my @rockthebells radio Family has suffered a great loss today. The loss of our Hip Hop Brother @princemarkiedee. #fatboysforever.”
American bassist Christian McBride tweeted: “The Fat Boys were not only fun(ny), but they really were artistic geniuses. All they needed was a mic to rock the house. Although the Human Beat Box was often the center of attention, Markie Dee and Kool Rock-Ski brought the attitude. May Mark “Prince Markie Dee” Morales RIP.”
Prince Markie Dee Cause of Death
Dee’s cause of death was not revealed.
Prince Markie Dee Net Worth
Prince Markie Dee’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Prince Markie Dee Instagram
His Instagram is @princemarkiedee. His Instagram bio reads, “Actor Ladies Man 1/3 80s HipHop OGs “The Fat Boys” The PrinceMarkieDeeShowfeat @justjheanelle 12-3PM EST @rockthebells Radio channel 43 @siriusxm.”