The Fat Boys
The Fat Boys

Also known as

Disco 3, Hefty Fat Boys Posse


Brooklyn, New York, United States


Hip hop

Years active

1982-1991, 2008-present


Setra, Tin Pan, Polydor, Emperor, Apple

Associated acts

Kurtis Blow, Run-D.M.C., Whodini


Past members

The Fat Boys are an American hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York. The group originally consisted of Buff Love, Prince Markie Dee and Kool Rock-Ski. The group's self-titled debut is considered by many to be an early hip hop classic. Capitilising on their good-humored personalities, the trio starred in the 1985 Run-D.M.C. movie Krush Groove and Disorderlies in 1987.

The group's popularity ballooned by the 1990s. Prince Markie Dee lef the group to pursue solo interest, including producing early songs for Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. In 1991, the remaining two members carried on as a duo to release the album Mack Daddy in 1991, but disbanded shortly after. Buff Love died of a heart attack on 10 December 1995.

In 2008, Prince Markie Dee and Kool Rock-Ski reunited to reform The Fat Boys. Prince Markie Dee is a current radio host for WEDR 99 Jamz in Miami, Florida.


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