Prince Markie Dee, one-third of the famous ’80s hip hop group The Fat Boys, has died.
Prince passed away suddenly Thursday, according to SiriusXM’s Rock The Bells channel, where he used to host a radio show. The report did not mention a cause of death.
The rapper helped start The Fat Boys, a pioneering rap group, back in the 1980s in Brooklyn. The group helped bring beatboxing to the mainstream, as they featured the sound on most of their songs — and paved the way for artists like Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh.