Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice dies at 53

Fresh Kid Ice Cause of Death: How Did the 2 Live Crew Rapper Die?

Chris Wong Won, better known as Fresh Kid Ice, founding member of the controversial Miami-based rap group 2 Live Crew, died Thursday morning in a Miami hospital due to an undisclosed medical condition, according to the group's manager.

"People we lost a legend", Campbell tweeted.

Rising out of Miami, 2 Live Crew rose to prominence in the late 80s and 90s with their hyper-sexualized lyrics and artwork with tracks like "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" and "Me So Horny", going so far as to be deemed "legally obscene" by the USA government.

Fresh Kid Ice also had an ear for fresh musical talent.

The group, which Fresh Kid Ice helped form with fellow artists Mr. Mixx (David Hobbs) and Amazing Vee (Yuri Vielot), became a household name after Campbell lured them (minus Vielot) to Miami and signed them to a record deal.

The Supreme Court ruled in favour with 2 Live Crew in 1992 but the case led to parental advisory labels on album covers.

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For the last 30 years, Fresh Kid Ice's health was challenging.

Fresh Kid Ice was the only member to appear on every 2 Live Crew album.

He released Freaky Chinese in 2004, which notably featured several appearances from Flo Rida before he hit song charts.

In a 2014 interview, Won told the Miami New Times that the group "knew that there's value to our music even though it's not what (the authorities) wanted it to be".

'The Asians were there in the beginning of hip-hop - but as DJs, ' he said. In 2008 he suffered a stroke and then another in 2010, according to Rolling Stone.

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