Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice dies

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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 Ice formed 2 Live Crew in 1984 with DJ Mr. Mixx and Amazing Vee.

Ice, whose real name was Chris Wong Won, had previously suffered two strokes, one in 2008 and the other in 2010.

Their most popular album, As Nasty As They Want To Be, which was released in 1989, was the first album that the USA government deemed legally obscene. Miami rapper and record producer Luther Campbell, aka Luke Skyywalker, offered 2 Live Crew a recording contract.

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Wong Won was arrested at Club Futura in Hollywood after performing songs from the album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be", which a judge ruled violated federal obscenity laws. He was a pioneering Asian rapper and co-founding member of influential group 2 Live Crew, according to TMZ.

After graduating high school in 1982, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving for four years. Even so, the group reformed in 1994 and lasted until 1998.

Hip-Hop is mourning the death of one of it's legends. After their 1988 album Move Somethin', Fresh Kid Ice was in a debilitating auto accident that injured his brachial plexus and prevented him from moving his left arm. 'We've been in the background and stayed behind the scenes, but we learn from our mistakes. However, he retaught himself how to talk and walk before reuniting with Uncle Luke and Brother Marquis in 2012. He was age 53 at the time of his death.

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