Rapper Dead at 53

A rapper who was one of the founders of an influential U.S. hip-hop group has died. Rolling Stone reports that Christopher Wong Won, known as Fresh Kid Ice, died Tuesday due to an undisclosed medical condition. He was 53.

Wong Won founded the group 2 Live Crew in 1982 along with DJ Mr. Mixx (David Hobbs) and Amazing Vee (Yuri Vielot). The group sparked controversy with its emphasis on sexual lyrics, especially in its most successful album, 1989’s “As Nasty As They Wanna Be.” The album...

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