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2 Live Crew’s Fresh Kid Ice Dead At 53

July 13, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

TMZ reports that 2 Live Crew founding member Fresh Kid Ice passed away at the age of 53. He formed the group with DJ Mr. Mixx and Amazing Vee in 1984. They teamed up with Luther Campbell when they signed with his record label. The group’s manager said that Fresh Kid Ice (real name Chris Wong Won) died at 7:50 AM this morning in a Miami hospital due to a medical condition.

2 Live Crew were part of a huge First Amendment Rights debate after their album As Nasty As They Wanna Be was labeled legally obscene by the US government. He was arrested with Campbell in 1990 after a live performance police called “obscene” and “lewd.” He served in the US Air Force for four years before he got into rap music. He eventually formed his label Chinaman Records. Campbell wrote on Twitter:

411 would like to give our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

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