Prince Be, Half of ’90s Hip-Hop Duo P.M. Dawn, Dies at 46

The rapper, born Attrell Cordes, died Friday of renal kidney disease

Last Updated: June 19, 2016 @ 11:39 AM

Attrell Cordes, best known as Prince Be of the ’90s hip-hop group P.M. Dawn, died Friday in New Jersey. He was 46.

Prince Be, who had long suffered from diabetes, died of renal kidney disease, according to People.

Attrell Cordes and his brother Jarrett (a.k.a. DJ Minutemix) formed P.M. Dawn in 1988.

Their song “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1991. It ranked No. 81 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. Another P.M. Dawn song — “I Die Without You” —  was featured on the “Boomerang” soundtrack.

“Prince Be Rest In Peace forever more, Pain from Diabetes can’t harm you anymore, My Heart is at Peace B-Cuz U suffered so long, Tell Grandma I said Hi & Stay Blisstatic & Strong,” Jarrett Cordes posted on the group’s Facebook page.

Attrell is survived by his wife, Mary, and three children.

Artists took to Twitter to pay their respects.

Watch P.M. Dawn’s chart-topper below.


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