Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice dies

Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice dies

Christopher Wong Won, aka Fresh Kid Ice, one of the co-founders of the Miami-based 2 Live Crew rap group, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, in a Miami hospital, according to multiple news sources.

Chris Wong Fresh Kid Ice of the 2 Live Crew who just passed away.

Fresh Kid formed the legendary hip-hop crew 2 Live Crew alongside DJ Mr. Mixx and Amazing Vee in 1984.

Wong Won was 53 years old. Pictured is Won when he and 2 Live Crew were found not guilty of obscenity on 20, 1990. The group expanded to include Luther Campbell, now known as Uncle Luke, when they signed with his record label shortly after.

The rapper, who served four years in the Air Force before entering the music world, went on to form his own record label, Chinaman Records. The crew's last album, "The Real One", was released in 1998.

Fresh Kid had suffered from numerous medical issues earlier on in his life. He discovered the rapper Flo Rida. Fresh Kid Ice later released solo album, The Chinaman, on Effect Records, the record widely acclaimed for being the first Hip-Hop album embracing having an Asian heritage.

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. 'We've been in the background and stayed behind the scenes, but we learn from our mistakes.

"People we lost a legend", Campbell tweeted. Right now, I see us right there with everyone else. However, he retaught himself how to talk and walk before reuniting with Uncle Luke and Brother Marquis in 2012.