He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the United States, as Mark Anthony Morales. Born in New York to Puerto Rican immigrant parents, he was a first-hand witness to the rise of hip hop in the South Bronx.
His parents were influential in his life and career. He would not have achieved legendary status if he had not lived in the United States, particularly in New York. However, he never revealed any further information about his parents, including their names and identities.
Similarly, Prince Markie Dee avoided disclosing information about his siblings. However, because he has a nephew named Mat Morales who graduated from high school, he either has a brother or a sister, or both.
However, no additional information on his siblings has surfaced as of this writing.
Prince Markie Dee towered over everyone at 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80 meters). Furthermore, he used to weigh around 195 kilograms (430 lbs). But, while speaking with Sway in the Morning, he revealed that he had lost about 175 pounds at the time.
Prince Markie Dee was active on Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram account garnered him 35.4k followers in total. Furthermore, as of this writing, he had made 3467 posts in total.
Similarly, Markie’s Twitter profile has garnered him, 27.8k followers. He is, however, nowhere to be found on Facebook.
Prince Markie Dee amassed an impressive net worth of $1.5 million in addition to a successful career.
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While Prince Markie Dee rose to prominence with The Fat Boys, he later formed Disco 3 with Darren Robinson (the human beatbox) and Damon Wimbley (Kool Rock Ski) in the early 1980s. Later, after winning a talent contest at Radio City Music Hall in 1983, the group’s reputation grew even further.
Later, Markie and his friend’s promoter advised them to rename themselves Fat Boys based on their sizes, giving the trio a distinct name. Fat Boys were also credited with introducing beatboxing to mainstream hip-hop.
The band released seven full-length albums in total. While Crushin’ (1987) was certified platinum, the other three albums were certified gold. Similarly, Wipeout, which featured The Beach Boys, reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. On and On, a rap opera album was released by the group in 1989.
All three Badboys were allowed to appear on Disorderlies the same year. Markie launched his solo career after a successful career as a member of a group. During that time, he worked with several well-known artists, including Mariah Carrey, Mary J Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and others.
Prince also released his 1992 album Free, from which the song Typical Reasons (Swing My Way) charted at No. 1 in the R&B charts. Following his rap career, Prince Markie Dee went on to become a popular radio host at WWIB Miami. Markie, who had a SiriusXM show, was always warmly welcomed by the Rock the Bells station.
Back in the day, Prince Markie Dee had a slew of women following him. Even before his untimely death, he was never one to hold back when it came to having fun, which included drinking and partying with women.
He did, however, have at least one serious relationship. He had a son, Markee McFly, from that relationship, whom he writes about and shares on social media. He also has a granddaughter named Nyla, who is the daughter of Markee. He adored her so much that on November 13, 2019, he dedicated a post to her name and wrote an open letter to her on Instagram.
Markie wrote that his granddaughter was the most important thing in his life at the time. He thanked the child’s mother, Linda, for blessing him with such an adorable granddaughter. Markie also has a goddaughter, Marie, who graduated from the University of Albany in September of 2017.
While he didn’t appear to be dating anyone at the time, and his wife’s whereabouts were unknown, he was thought to be in love with Sandra Pepa D or Just PEPA. He wrote about her in a post in 2015, saying,
“#Throwback to my adolescence, still my friend @Darealpepa”
Some even claimed he and PEPA had gotten engaged after dating for a while.
According to his Instagram post, Prince Markie Dee also appeared on 11 October 2014 to the one @benidet, whom he claimed to be his wife. The lady appeared on his Instagram several times, getting cozy with him.
Prince Markie Dee of the legendary hip hop group Fat Boys died on February 18, 2021, a day before his 53rd birthday. However, as of the time of writing, the cause of his death had not been revealed.
Messages from his closest friends and family flooded the comment section and hip-hop forum following his death. His manager, Louie Gregory, and rapper Eminem were also on the list.