The news of Won's death was first reported by fellow 2 Live Crew member Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell on Twitter Thursday morning.
In 1984, Wong Won co-formed 2 Live Crew with rappers DJ Mr. Mixx and incredible V. Shortly after, they teamed up with Campbell and moved to Miami.
Christopher Wong Won, who was known as Fresh Kid Ice, died Tuesday at the age of 53.More news: Agency says OPEC compliance with output cut fell in June
2 Live Crew faced boycotts and obscenity charges after the release of their 1989 album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" which was the first to be labeled legally obscene by the government.
Fresh Kid Ice, co-founder of 2 Live Crew has died in Miami. In 1990 a federal court ruled that it was "obscene" and made it illegal for record stores in southern Florida to sell the album. He formed 2 Live Crew, the influential Miami hip-hop act, in the early '80s. The group released their eighth and last studio album in 1998.
Fresh Kid served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years before getting into music.More news: SC Constitution bench to hear Aadhaar challenge on privacy issue
The founding member of 2 Live Crew passed away in Miami, reports TMZ. "Fresh Kid Ice we lost another legend prayers up for his family". 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. Right now, I see us right there with everyone else.
Fresh Kid Ice is the second major rapper to face an untimely death in the last month - rapper Prodigy, best known as one half of the NY hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died on June 20, aged 42.More news: Novae Group Plc (LON:NVA) Given "Buy" Rating at Shore Capital