Attrel "Prince Be" Cordes, founding member of the chart-topping hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn, died Friday in a New Jersey hospital following a battle with renal kidney disease. He was 46. A representative for the group confirmed Cordes' death to People.
Although health problems stemming from diabetes took its toll on Prince Be – he suffered a stroke in 2005 that paralyzed the left side of his body, and his one of his legs was amputated below the kneecap – P.M. Dawn continued to have a considerable impact on contemporary hip-hop, including its "cloud rap" offshoot."
Few people realize that P.M. Dawn recorded, but never released, a fifth studio album: Fucked Music. In my estimation, that album is a masterpiece. It's a shame that so few people have heard it.
So, to commemorate Prince Be's passing, I'm making that album available for download here.
If anyone who represents the band object's to me making this unreleased music available, please let me know and I'll remove it immediately.