The two remaining Fat Boys are planning to release a new album -- independently, according to Prince Markie Dee, "so we get paid this time around." Mark "Prince Markie Dee" Morales and Damon "Kool Rock-Ski" Wimbley sat down with Baller Status to talk about bootlegging, working with Jay-Z and what they've been up to for the past two decades. (The third member, Darren "Human Beat Box" Robinson, passed away in December 1995.) "Yeah, 20 years. Wow. It's been a minute," Prince Markie Dee said. "We've been in the mix, just not in the spotlight for a little while. I did my solo thing, the production thing, and I got my radio show in Miami. So, I'm grinding. I feel blessed after 20 years to still be doing my thing. 20 years, huh? Hip-hop needs a pension, yo."
When interviewer Todd Davis asked how it "sonically compares to previous Fat Boys' releases," Kool Rock didn't miss a beat: "Sonically? Sonic ... now you got me thinking about burgers." Some things never change. Check out Baller Status for the full interview with the Fat Boys and also an earlier one with J.J. Fad.