WHO IS BIZ MARKIE?
Biz Markie is an American rapper, singer and hip hop legend.
Markie was born in Harlem and started getting noticed while performing at colleges in Washington, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
He released his debut album Goin’ Off in 1988, featuring the hit single Make Music With Your Mouth, Biz and underground classics Vapors, Pickin Boogers and Nobody Beats the Biz.
His second album, 1989’s The Biz Never Sleeps, features his iconic hit Just A Friend, which peaked at 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts.
The track was later recognized as one of the Top 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders and as one of the 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop by VH1.
Markie spent much of the next few years carving out a role as an actor, with appearances on In Living Color, Men in Black II, Celebrity Fit Club, and Wild ‘n Out.