Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice dies at 53

Fresh Kid Ice Cause of Death: How Did the 2 Live Crew Rapper Die?

"My Condolence goes out to the family Chris Wong Wong Fresh Kid Ice of the 2 Live Crew who just passed away people we lost a legend", he wrote.

See other tributes to Won below.

Campbell, also known as "Uncle Luke", posted a tweet Thursday morning about the death of "Fresh Kid Ice".

He co-founded 2 Live Crew with DJ Mr. Mixx (David Hobbs) and Amazing Vee (Yuri Vielot) while still living in California but they relocated to Florida when their 1984 debut single "The Revelation" became a surprise hit there. The group was best known for their 1989 classic album As Nasty As They Wanna Be, which gained critical reception for its obscene language and content. Campbell gave the group a record deal, served as their manager, and joined the group as rapper Luke Skywalker.


The group referenced their legal problems with their next album, 1999's Banned in the US and sampled Bruce Springsteen's Born in the United States of America. In 1990 a federal court ruled that it was "obscene" and made it illegal for record stores in southern Florida to sell the album.

In 1988, shortly before the release of 2 Live Crew's sophomore album Move Somethin' in 1988, Fresh Kid was involved in a near fatal vehicle accident. The group's last record, The Real One, was released in 1998.

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

'The Asians were there in the beginning of hip-hop - but as DJs, ' he said. (An Asian rapper) has to just come along and do it big'. In 2008 he suffered a stroke and then another in 2010, according to Rolling Stone.

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