Attrell Cordes, famously known as “Prince Be” from the chart topping genre bending group P.M. Dawn, passed on today from complications due to diabetes. The beloved cousin and band mate of Doc.G had been suffering from renal kidney disease, and pain associated with diabetes. Music lovers young and old are fortunate to have experienced such unfiltered talent and originality in a time where everyone is a comfortable copy. P.M. Dawn impacted an era totally devastated by trying to find a balance between creative freedom, and mainstream relevance. The 1992 romantic comedy “Boomerang” starring Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry featured one of the group’s seven Top 100 hits, “I’d Die Without You“. Hip Hop’s golden era welcomed the versatile duo as they creatively blended their way around the Billboard Top 100. Sources say that even through suffering a stroke, and intense diabetic pain, Prince Be remained in good spirit.
Doc.G tells Billboard,
“I can confirm that Prince Be has died in his sleep from complications with Diabetes. I am respectfully requesting privacy for his wife, children, parents,siblings, & other relatives while they grieve and I want 2 thank Billboard for their concern,” Doc.G (real name: Gregory Lewis Carr II) said in a statement to Billboard on Friday (June 17). “Maintain The Bliss. Blisstatically Yours, Doc.G Of P.M.Dawn.”
For those curious about P.M. Dawn or confused, as one YouTuber was; referring to these guys as “one hit wonders”, Rolling Stone and Billboard give pretty thorough coverage. Also hit up the website pmdawn.net to explore more P.M. Dawn media.
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