R.I.P. Markey Fresh
Wednesday May 19th 2010,
Filed under: Announcements,Rap Veterans,Rest In Peace
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I just found out that Markey Fresh, aka ‘The Mack of Rap’ passed away on the 15th of May, 2010 after suffering a stroke. Best remembered for his 45 King theme song ‘The King Is Here’ and his classic promos for Kool DJ Red Alert, he released the memorable single ‘The Mack of Rap’ on Jive Records in 1989, and an EP on The 45 King’s label in 1993. I was fortunate enough to interview Markey in February, and he really seemed to enjoy the feedback from everybody after all these years, as he made sure to respond to everyone’s questions in the comment section of the article and soon became a regular in the comment section of Unkut Dot Com. Markey recently emailed me expressing an interest in recording some new music and possibly releasing it through the site, and had left a comment here as recently as May 7, which makes the news of his death even more unexpected, as he had never mentioned any health problems. A sad loss for fans of dope New Jersey hip-hop.

Rest In Peace, Markey Fresh….The Mack of Rap.

Markey Fresh – The Unkut Interview

Markey Fresh – ‘The Mack of Rap’

The 45 King feat. Markey Fresh – ‘The King Is Here’

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Comment by Blowyabackout 05.19.10 @

Man that’s real sad news, I played ‘The Mack Of Rap’ out at the weekend too…

Comment by Disorda 05.19.10 @

R.I.P. Markey Fresh, 2010 has sucked hard for deaths in Hip Hop.

Comment by Jaz 05.19.10 @

damn, i’ve been bumpin’ the mack of rap regularly recenty

Comment by jesse 05.19.10 @

Wow, you just did that piece on him not too long ago!! RIP Markey Fresh

Comment by Marc Davis 05.19.10 @

This really sucks. RIP to another NJ legend. I remember when I first heard Mack Of Rap on red Alert and played the tape over and over. Damn shame. RIP.

Comment by verge 05.19.10 @

Damn. RIP. This site is amazing for real.

Comment by bctw 05.19.10 @

2010 is a sad year for hip hop.

Comment by ben profane 05.20.10 @

RIP markey

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Comment by tareq 05.20.10 @

Sad news, I enjoyed his music and of course his contributions to Unkut. Rest In Peace Markey.

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Comment by TYBO2020 05.20.10 @

always wished the flavor unit had produced more shit… another rapper from the golden era rip

Comment by er4se 05.20.10 @

R.I.P. to mack of rap Markey Fresh

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Comment by The 45 King 06.18.10 @

R.I.P. Markey Fresh.

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.18.11 @

For it is bmecca aka Reese from 21st in Irvington nj….marky fresh we’ve just learn that you have gone to rest and we miss u brah and all the days in the 80s of pure fun…so may god comfort you and protect ur love one.youll be missed but not forgotten!

Comment by Rahim 08.11.13 @

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