We woke up with heavy hearts this morning to the news of Fresh Kid Ice passing away. He was a founding member of the the most controversial yet influential group hip hop has ever seen, 2 Live Crew. It was said he died in the hospital this morning in Miami due to medical complications.

Chris Wong Won, aka Fresh Kid Ice was a pioneer for Asian rappers and helped form a group with Amazing Vee and DJ Mr. Mixx in 1984. After that he was signed to Luther Campbell (Uncle Luke)’s record label and they dropped one of the most controversial albums in hip hop history As Nasty as They Wanna Be.  That sparked the conversation about our First Amendment rights because the album was labeled obscene by the United States Government.

Thank you for being such a pioneer in the game and pushing the limits with Uncle Luke.  Rest in power Fresh Kid Ice!