Fresh Kid Ice, 2 Live Crew Co-Founder, Dies at 53

The legend was known as the first Asian rapper in America.

Fresh Kid Ice, co-founder of 2 Live Crew has died in Miami. Fresh Kid Ice, whose real name was Chris Wong Won, is known as one of the first Asian rappers in America. The rapper died Thursday morning in a Miami hospital, TMZ reports. His manager cited an undisclosed medical condition as the cause of his death. No further details were provided.

Fresh Kid Ice formed 2 Live Crew in 1984 with DJ Mr. Mixx and Amazing Vee. The three were later joined by Luther Campbell in 1990. The group burst onto the Miami hip-hop scene in the mid-1980s and were known for their explicit hits and parodies.

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