Biz Markie

Biz Markie

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964, Savage, Maryland) better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, DJ, comedian, actor, reality television personality and commercial spokesperson, best known for the single "Just a Friend," an American Top 10 hit in 1989. In 2008, "Just a Friend" made #100 on Vh1's 100 Greatest hip hop songs of all time. He is often known as the Clown Prince of Hip Hop. Biz Markie's career began in Long Island, New York in the early 1980s, where he established his reputation for beat-boxing and rapping. MC Shan and Roxanne Shante were part of Marley Marl's Cold Chillin' Records, and Biz beatboxed on Shante's underground hit "Def Fresh Crew" (1986). This lent credibility to his recording career and put Cold Chillin' on the map. In the same year, Biz Markie's debut single, "Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz," was released on Prism Records. He released his debut album, Goin' Off, which attracted a fair amount of attention, largely due to the lead single, "Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz." The album also featured the underground hit singles "Nobody Beats The Biz," "The Vapors" and "Pickin' Boogers."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134980145
  • 9786134980142