The entire Hip Hop community is saddened after learning of the passing of Brother Marquis of the 2 Live Crew, who reportedly died yesterday (June 3), according to the group’s social media accounts. Marquis was 57 years old.

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There is still no report on Marquis’ cause of death; however, it has been reported that he died from natural causes, and foul play is not suspected in his death.

Marquis, whose real name is Mark Ross, joined 2 Live Crew and DJ Mr. Mixx, Fresh Kid Ice, and Luke Skywalker in the ’86. Marquis was a part of the group’s heyday, appearing on albums The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are, Move Somethin’, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, Banned in the U.S.A., and As Nasty as They Wanna Be Part II.


Marquis will forever be part of the 2 Live Crew legacy and will forever be remembered in the history of Hip-Hop. The Northstar Group/The Source Magazine offers condolences to his friends and family.