dglobalnews.com Live Crew Co-Founder & Rap Pioneer Dead At 53
Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Orlando Mckenzie

Live Crew Co-Founder & Rap Pioneer Dead At 53

Live Crew Co-Founder & Rap Pioneer Dead At 53

Fresh Kid, whose real name was Chris Wong Won, was one of the founding members of the group, along with Yuri Vielot, known as Amazing Vee, and David Hobbs, known as DJ Mr. Mixx.

Fresh Kid Ice, whose birth name is Christopher Wong Won, was pronounced dead at a Miami hospital from an unknown medical condition, according to TMZ.

Famously, 2 Live Crew were the first musical artist to have an album declared legally obscene when their 1989 album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be dropped to outrage. 2 Live Crew's debut single, 1985's "Revelation", proved popular in Florida, so the troupe relocated to Miami. Campbell gave the group a record deal, served as their manager, and joined the group as rapper Luke Skywalker. In 1990 a federal court ruled that it was "obscene" and made it illegal for record stores in southern Florida to sell the album.

2 Live Crew were on the scene between 1982 and 1991. "Fresh Kid Ice we lost another legend prayers up for his family". Even so, the group reformed in 1994 and lasted until 1998.

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Fresh Kid Ice spent time in the armed forces before getting into music.

He released Freaky Chinese in 2004, which notably featured several appearances from Flo Rida before he hit song charts. "We lost a legend", Uncle Luke wrote.

In a 2016 interview with Vice, he described the current state of Asian representation in rap and hip hop music. Right now, I see us right there with everyone else. The incidents impaired his ability to move and speak. He passed away on Tuesday at age 53.

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