Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice dies

Emmett Rice
July 14, 2017

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".

2 Live Crew rose to prominence in the late Eighties with a rumbling Miami bass sound packed with samples and hyper-sexualized lyrics that helped them sell millions of records and earn the ire of politicians and family advocacy groups.

Campbell tweeted: "People we lost a legend".

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.

Fresh Kid Ice and 2 Live Crew became the poster children for First Amendment Rights when they hit it big on the music scene.

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Fresh Kid Ice formed the group with Mr. Mixx and Amazing Vee, and he was the only member to be featured on every album.

The obscene label was eventually overturned in 1992, when the US Court of Appeals for the 11th District ruled that the album featured significant influences from literary traditions and African-American Culture.

Fresh Kid has experienced medical issues in the past.

In an interview he gave the Miami New Times in 2014, Won said his group's music had value even if the authorities did not like it.

He is also credited with being an early mentor to Flo Rida, who extensively appeared on Ice's 2004 Freaky Chinese album. He released a tell-all autobiography, My Rise 2 Fame, in 2015. However, he retaught himself how to talk and walk before reuniting with Uncle Luke and Brother Marquis in 2012.

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