Biz Markie

Vinyl Saved My Life: A Tribute to Biz Markie

I envisioned an overcrowded Chinatown, and those glazed shiny ducks rotating around in the display windows of the restaurants. I remember feeling mournful for the…
Pharoahe Monch / July 28, 2021

Mike D of Beastie Boys Remembers Biz Markie: ‘He Could Not Be Stopped’

Following Biz Markie's death on Friday evening, numerous tributes honoring the rapper's legacy flooded social media. On Saturday, Mike D of the Beastie Boys remembered…
Daniel Kohn / July 17, 2021

Biz Markie, Legendary ‘Just a Friend’ Rapper, Dies at 57

Biz Markie, the legendary rapper who is one of the genre's biggest personalities since its early breakthrough, has died at the age of 57 in…
Daniel Kohn / July 16, 2021

Biz Markie’s Manager Confirms Rapper Is Still Alive and ‘Under Medical Care’

On Wednesday night, news of Biz Markie's death spread like wildfire on Twitter. But as usual with stuff that spreads on the social media platform,…
Daniel Kohn / July 1, 2021

Chuck D, Ice-T and More Send Well Wishes to Hospitalized Biz Markie

Biz Markie has reportedly been hospitalized due to complications from Type 2 diabetes. According to TMZ, the 56-year-old rapper has been receiving care at a…
Katrina Nattress / July 26, 2020

My Morning Jacket Bring Back Cancun Concert Series, One Big Holiday

For the second year in a row, My Morning Jacket are inviting fans to escape the winter freeze and warm up with some folk-fueled rock…
Colin Stutz / June 19, 2014

Watch Biz Markie Bring ‘Just a Friend’ to ‘Arsenio Hall’

Wait, what year is this? Last night, Biz Markie performed his classic 1989 punchline "Just a Friend" on The Arsenio Hall Show (also originally from…
Kyle McGovern / January 24, 2014

Is Sampling Dying?

Simple beats and Auto-Tuned vocals form the foundation of 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye West's latest release. As the title implies, it's a breakup album. But…
Matthew Newton / November 21, 2008

Indie Rockers Find New Fans in the Preschool Set

This weekend I watched Feist's "1234" video at least 15 times.
Ellen Carpenter / October 16, 2008
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