The group's Luther Campbell also confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, "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".
Fresh Kid is noted for being the first Asian rapper, the only 2 Live Crew member to appear on all eight albums, and for discovering rapper Flo Rida.
Fresh Kid Ice, whose real name is Christopher Wong Won, died on Tuesday in a Miami hospital from an undisclosed illness. That year, a federal court declared their album As Nasty As They Wanna Be the first legally obscene album, making it illegal for retailers in south Florida to sell.
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In addition to being an energetic outfit, 2 Live Crew were considered risky for their time, freely and graphically rapping about sex and misogyny before such practices were widely adopted by other rappers. Miami rapper and record producer Luther Campbell, aka Luke Skyywalker, offered 2 Live Crew a recording contract. 2 Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice is dead.
The founding member of 2 Live Crew passed away in Miami, reports TMZ.
After graduating high school in 1982, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving for four years.
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Fresh Kid previously addressed how being one of the first Asian rappers impacted his fans.
Fresh Kid Ice suffered strokes in 2008 and 2010.
In addition to his role in 2 Live Crew, Fresh Kid Ice also formed Chinaman Records. The incidents impaired his speech and movement, but he eventually taught himself how to walk and talk again.
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