Tag Archives: Biz Markie

Saturday SlingBack: #RIPBizMarkie ‘Bennie & The Jets’ [live]


One of the GREATS to ever do it! A true PIONEER in his craft, Biz Markie could RAP and BEATBOX to anything! His was ONE OF A KIND… Check out Biz Markie PERFORMING ‘Bennie & The Jets’….. Continue reading Saturday SlingBack: #RIPBizMarkie ‘Bennie & The Jets’ [live]

Rapper #BizMarkie has passed away at 57! [Details]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 29: Music artist Biz Markie performs at EW & CNN The Eighties Trivia Event at The Django at the Roxy Hotel on March 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Entertainment W)

Sad news to report…

Another hip hop legend has passed away too soon…

Biz Markie, the “Clown Prince of Hip-Hop” best known for his 1989 global smash “Just a Friend,” has died, according to his representative, Jenni Izumi. His cause of death has not yet been disclosed, but Izumi said the rapper, singer, DJ, producer, actor, comedian, and writer “peacefully passed away” Friday evening with his wife, Tara Hall, by his side. Markie had been hospitalized in April last year due to complications from Type 2 diabetes, and as of last December he was reportedly living in a Maryland rehabilitation facility after suffering a diabetic coma and stroke. He was 57 years old.

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RUMOR PATROL: #BizMarkie’s manager REFUTE Death Rumors! [details]

Following online rumors that pioneering rapper Biz Markie had died late Wednesday night, the rapper’s rep released a statement refuting the erroneous news according to Rolling Stone!

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WAKEUP JAM: #HappyBirthday #BizMarkie ‘Make The Music’ [vid]

American rapper and actor, Biz Markie, near the offices Warner Bros. Records (owners of his record label, Cold Chillin’), Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, 6th April 1988. (Photo by David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

WAKE IT UP! And wish HIP HOP ICON, Biz Markie a HAPPY 57th BIRTHDAY!!!!

Continue reading WAKEUP JAM: #HappyBirthday #BizMarkie ‘Make The Music’ [vid]

Sunday Energy Shot: #HappyBirthday #BizMarkie ‘Make The Music’ [vid]



Rap icon & pioneer, Biz Markie is celebrating a BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!   Biz turns 54 today!! Let’s CELEBRATE and wish him a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more!


Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapperbeatboxerDJactorcomediansingerreality television personality and commercial spokesperson. He is best known for his single “Just a Friend“, an American Top 10 hit in 1989. In 2008, “Just a Friend” made #100 on VH1‘s list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time!



Let’s go back with a CLASSIC from Biz, ‘Make the Music’!  Continue reading Sunday Energy Shot: #HappyBirthday #BizMarkie ‘Make The Music’ [vid]