Iconic rapper We are Mark – Marcel Theo Hall was born and named the “Clown Prince of Hip Hop” because of his pioneering of the legendary genre and his unique sense of humor – he died at the age of 57.
Spokeswoman Jenny Izumi confirmed the news of his passing and said in a statement: “We are saddened by the death of hip-hop pioneer We Mark with his wife Tara tonight. We are accepted at this difficult time. thank you for the many calls and prayers of support.
“We have created a legacy of artists that will be celebrated forever by his industry peers and his beloved fans who have been able to touch his life with music for 35 years.
“He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who miss his wife, constant jokes and frequent flattery. We ask her to keep her private life as she mourns for her family. ”
TMZ Mark reports that he passed away at a Baltimore hospital on Friday, July 16 at 6:25 p.m. The cause of Mark’s death was not made public at the time of writing, although he is known as a rapper experienced serious complications in his health late due to complications of its second type diabetes.
Early reports of his death distributed earlier this monthAlthough Izumi made it clear on July 1 that the rumors he spread were untrue and that Marki was in the hospital “surrounded by professionals who are working hard to ensure as much health care as possible.”
Mark had previously lost 140 pounds to manage diabetes. “If I hAcesparks’t made the changes, it would have made diabetes worse,” he said in a 2014 interview. ABC News. “[Doctors] said I could lose my legs. They said I could lose body parts. Many things can happen. ”
Mark, a Harlem native who grew up in Long Island before cutting his teeth at nightclubs in New York City, was a monolithic figure in the golden age of hip-hop. She made a big wave with her 1988 debut of ‘Goin’ Off, which is best known as ‘Make the Music with Your Mouth, We’ single because of her invaluable boxing talent.
His main achievement was the creation of the most successful track to date in “Just A Friend” next October, with his second album, “We Never Sleep”. The classic cut, which stands out for its rap and songwriting, rose to No. 9 on the Billboard charts, and in 2000, it ranked No. 81 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Miracles.
Markie was due to release three more solo albums, most recently in 2003 with Weekend Warrior. He was busy with his appearance in later years, especially on television Wild ‘N Out, SpongeBob SquarePants, Time for adventure and Sharknado 2: The second.
In addition to his amazing moves, Markie was a member of Juice Crew and The Flip Squad.
LL COOL J shared the video on Instagram with tears in his eyes after reading the news.
“I just want to say: we rest in peace, we are friends, friends. So many memories, man. It was in the basement of my grandmother’s house when I wrote Stone of the Bells. We’ve always been running around Queens in Long Island and I’m happy with what we have to do to the end … some of the things we have to do, man.
“Sevaman aka. I want to send love to all your fans, millions of fans all over the world, your family. Send my love to your family, your wife, your leadership, and rest in power, brother. I love you, man. Peace. ”
Mike Dsi of the Beastie Boys wrote a tribute to Rolling Stone, which you can read in full Here.
Part of his letter said so; “It should also be noted that we were not just a rapper or a record holder, but a real entertainer. He could shake the crowd in any situation, from the legendary first performances in the Latin Quarter of New York City to the Tibetan Liberation Concert at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Once upon a time, he created a drop-down DJ for us – just him, the recorders, the microphone and the singing audience – and suddenly the power went out. He didn’t miss the beat, singing without beating people’s beatboxes and ampellas. It was impossible to stop him. We, we love and miss you, and we are so grateful for all the work we have done and done when we were together. Great love always … ”
See more tributes below:
RIP biz markie 🙏🏿
– juicy j (@therealjuicyj) July 17, 2021
When I was a teenager, we used to sneak in on Monday night to get into the hottest party in New York. Soul Kitchen taught me how music should live in my body. When we saw us in 1st and 2nd, we were amazed. He was a genius. Rest in peace and peace of mind @BizMarkie
– Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) July 17, 2021
We have another rap legend, we lost American rapper, singer, DJ, record producer, actor, comedian and writer We Mark. She is best known for her 1989 single “Friend Only”! For many of us, he wasn’t just a friend. RIP prayers to your family and friends. Bootsy🤩 pic.twitter.com/URnUMKIQdB
– Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) July 17, 2021
All my love is my love for the great We Mark who brings love and joy. I will blow up his notes until the day I die and my heart will rejoice. I love you We.
– burga (@ flea333) July 17, 2021
Not just a friend.
RIP We Markie 🙏 pic.twitter.com/eB1BDJblYR
– Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 17, 2021