Prince Markie Dee Talks The Fat Boys & Weight Loss on Sway in the Morning | Sway's UniverseFeb 18, 2023
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morningin the morning in the morning in the morning in the morning alone in the shade 45 and he's here with us Prince Markie Dee from The Fat Boys is here, you have no idea how much of an honor it is to be in a room with you oh i followed you from the jump and i saw everything you've done and i want to say this is an honor because you know i'm on the radio now that's what i do now huh -huh and and and I was able to learn a lot from you, like for your interviews, how you behave on the air and you helped me a lot, oh wow, hats off sir. run in a smorgasbord oh yeah ok great and how long have you been doing that I've been in Florida since oh three was on a station called oh sorry another station now ok they're there and it's good great vibe we're happy um doing some stuff good what date would be a part do you do? do i do 10 p.m. at 2 a.m. m. and evenings on weekends Wow he's getting money and then one of the historians here's the common thread in all of this someone who works with Sirius XM is the one who put you up for sale exactly right actually he's still my mentor when he gets It's about this listening to the radio I give you everything you can name Mr.
Dion summers when you hear these songs you can feel it in jail all you can eat you know all these different what I consider to be legendary songs nowadays what comes to your mind what do you think of that is kind of like um me I mean what it makes me go back i really have to hear how much i feel a little embarrassed you know people listen to music and i mean because it was so long ago it's almost like when you have an old high school yearbook of yourself and you're looking At that, you don't want to buy to see it, I don't want to say, I actually have motion pictures when I was here.
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I'll be in videos and movies and things like that, but it's exciting, it takes me a while. back when hip-hop was really fun for me and exciting for me, as far as you know, being an artist on that level was interesting because at that time we weren't so critical of the power that people chose to create. totally acceptable a lot of people first experience bark rules frat
boysok ok and i see y'all come in and have fun but when they rapped and had that swag at the time you know we didn't question if they were real or not rappers, I mean, at first it was almost like we were, you know, a regular rap group like all the other rap groups in New York City when we started making records, we decided to add the touch of humor and comedy. and a lot of people loved it, they accepted it, I mean, you know we did it, you know we did it as hard as we could and in the end, a lot of people know that we didn't get recognized by our groups like we do groups like Houdini bill to be recognized. for the foundation they laid, but I really don't care too much.
I really, really want buff to be recognized, yeah buff, you know, buff was the human beatbox. he had a heart attack, he died in an accident, he was actually six foot four, seven hundred and sixty pounds, and he fell. I'm happy to fall, and when he fell, he couldn't breathe properly. heart attack it was like he was walking down the street he had a heart attack he was actually on a long way to start getting his health back like we really had a two hour conversation an hour before he died about it at the time that I was really successful in producing records, that was my thing at the time and, you know, I had basically run the record company mill as far as we got another deal like I want to get a deal here done, you know it was something like that for me So, um, you know I had the talk with him, just get healthy, go make another record, see what happens, we had fun with it, you know an hour later, he passed away to you.
You decided man I gotta make sure my health was right shortly after that yeah after that yeah me and I couldn't control it until about four or five years ago actually I was 430lbs and I went to a Dolphin game and I took my son with me and we sat down and went where we walked from the car to our seat until my time. I arrived there. I was out of breath. He couldn't breathe. um and I notice that everyone is watching. to me and I'm like what am I looking at oh that's why the next day I started the long road I lost about 175 Wow
princeMarkie B from The Fat Boys is here did you get a chance to tour with Run DMC ? yeah they performed at the height of their career yeah you know a thing or two when you look at the style you guys were rocking back then when you notice that's what people are starting to rock now yeah yeah and vice versa . what an amazing man we went to an I host two days ago held an old school miami bass gig huh and the whole place was packed to a fit so no the work jerk was there though I'm not familiar with your American. truck, but what is that during the week?
No, give it all you've got, yeah, so we're sitting down, there's about 8,000 people there, great, great, great show, and they explained to me that someone was with me. The first fresh and best tour we were in Atlanta on the Omni and then me and Rerun were standing next to each other and we were looking at 32,000 sold out seats and we couldn't believe how everyone was there to see us we just couldn't embrace it like we really were the ones various hits like they really hit us Brooklyn like from the corner you know I hit the corner you know the Brooklyn and yeah why are they here to see me?
This is something new this is something big and it was just an amazing journey of theirs what year was that 85 85 they had it arenas sold out 32,000 yeah five for this 2012-2013 there's only a handful of artists that can actually do that they have to come together to do that 45
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