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Biz Markie

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Biz Markie’s inclination toward juvenile laughter and his fondness for goofy, tuneless, half-sung choruses camouflaged his true abilities being a freestyle rhymer. The Biz might not have been in a position to convert his outrageous rhyming abilities to tape, but what he do record was worth it in its way. Along with his foolish laughter and inventive, sample-laden productions, he demonstrated that hip-hop could possibly be funny and melodic, without compromising its street reliability. His distinctive design produced his second record, The Biz Under no circumstances Sleeps, a yellow metal strike and its one, “Only a Friend,” right into a TOP pop one. While its achievement produced Markie a semistar, in addition, it cursed him. Not merely was he consigned like a novelty take action, nonetheless it brought plenty of interest that Gilbert O’Sullivan sued him on the unauthorized test of “Only Again (Normally)” on Biz’s 1991 recording I WANT a Haircut. The lawsuit seriously cut into Markie’s profession, and 1993’s All Examples Cleared! was the last record he released through the ’90s. Nevertheless, his status was restored relatively in the middle-’90s because the Beastie Males championed him along with other option rap groups demonstrated some personal debt to his crazy, careening music. A indigenous of NY, Biz (delivered Marcel Hall) initial found prominence in the first ’80s, when he started rapping at Manhattan nightclubs just like the Funhouse as well as the Roxy. Biz fulfilled manufacturer Marley Marl in 1985, and started working being a individual beatbox for Marl-connected serves MC Shan and, afterwards, Roxanne Shanté. He also documented his first group of demos, and by 1988, acquired signed with Frosty Chillin’. Afterwards that season, he released his debut, Goin’ Off, which became a word-of-mouth strike in line with the underground strike singles “Vapors,” “Pickin’ Boogers,” and “Make the Music TOGETHER WITH YOUR Mouth area, Biz.” A 12 months later on, he broke in to the mainstream when “Only a Friend,” an individual offering rapped verses and out-of-tune sang choruses, reached the pop TOP, and its associated recording, The Biz By no means Sleeps, went platinum. The Biz By no means Sleeps place him close to the the surface of the hip-hop globe, but he dropped from elegance as quickly as he accomplished it. Biz’s third recording, I WANT a Haircut, had been shaping up to be always a considerable product sales disappointment when he was offered a lawsuit from Gilbert O’Sullivan, who stated the fact that album’s “By itself Again” highlighted an unauthorized test of his strike “Alone Once again (Normally).” O’Sullivan gained the case within a ruling that significantly changed the guidelines of hip-hop. Based on the ruling, Warner Bros., the mother or father company of Cool Chillin’, needed to pull I WANT a Haircut from blood circulation, and all businesses had to obvious samples fully just before releasing a hip-hop record. Biz countered along with his 1993 recording, All Examples Cleared!, but his profession got already been harm from the lawsuit, as well as the record bombed. For the rest of the 10 years, he kept a minimal profile, sometimes guesting on information with the Beastie Children and filming a freestyle tv industrial for MTV2 in 1996. The alliance using the Beasties elevated his profile significantly, but Biz started DJing rather than carrying on to record. Finally, in 2003, he released Weekend Warrior for Tommy Boy, though it had been his appearance (and success) in 2005 on VH1′ s Superstar Fit Membership that brought him even more attention compared to the actual record.

Quick Facts


Full Name Biz Markie
Salary 2.5 million dollars
Height 1.9 m
Weight 140 pounds
Profession Disc jockey, Actor, Comedian, Music Producer, Rapper, Composer, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Music Groups Juice Crew
Music Songs Just a Friend, Vapors, Pickin' Boogers, Spring Again, Nobody Beats the Biz, Biz Is Goin' Off, Make the Music With Your Mouth Biz, This Is Something for the Radio, Let Me Turn You on, What Comes Around Goes Around, Young Girl Bluez, Let Me See You Bounce, Biz's Beat of the Day, Biz Dance, My Man Rich, Things Get a Little Easier, Return of the Biz Dance, A Thing Named Kim, I Hear Music, Albee Square Mall, Mudd Foot, She's Not Just Another Woman, Turn tha Party Out, T.S.R., Cool V’s Tribute to Scratching, I'm the Biz Markie, Let Go My Eggo, Biz in Harmony, Tear Shit Up, Biz Dance, Pt. 1, Hooker Got a Boyfriend, Studda Step
Albums Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz, Goin' Off, The Biz Never Sleeps, I Need a Haircut, All Samples Cleared!, Biz's Baddest Beats, On the Turntable, On the Turntable 2, Greatest Hits, Weekend Warrior, Ultimate Diabolical, The Best of Cold Chillin’, Friends EP
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video
Movies Men in Black II, Kung Faux: Vol. 5, Kung Faux: Vol. 3, Kung Faux: Vol. 4
TV Shows Yo Gabba Gabba!, Celebrity Fit Club, Crank Yankers, Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up


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#Fact
1 His debut album "Goin' Off" came out in 1988.
2 Is a close friend of the Beastie Boys and made guest appearances on their albums "Check Your Head" (1992), "Ill Communication" (1994) and "Hello Nasty" (1998) as well as their double compilation album "The Sounds of Science" (1999).
3 Made a guest appearance on The Rolling Stones 1997 hit "Anybody Seen My Baby?", which appears on their "Bridges to Babylon" album, which was released in that same year.
4 Has not released an album since 2003's "Weekend Warrior".
5 Rap artist.
6 Known for his song "Just a friend"


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sharknado 2: The Second One 2014 TV Movie Vinnie
SpongeBob SquarePants 2014 TV Series Kenny the Cat
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2013 TV Series Tiny Timmy Scratch It
Mad 2013 TV Series Beatbox Baggins / Odie's Security Guard / Elf
Single Ladies 2011 TV Series Supertracks
Adventure Time 2010 TV Series Snorlock
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2010 TV Series
Crank Yankers 2004-2007 TV Series Announcer
Eve 2004 TV Series Cable Repairman
Kung Faux 2004 TV Series Voice Over / Various
Fastlane 2002 TV Series D.J.
Men in Black II 2002 Rapping Alien
In Living Color 1994 TV Series
Townsend Television 1993 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics 2003 Video performer: "Just a Friend"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2002 Video Game performer: "Body Rock"
Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' 2000 TV Movie performer: "You've Got What I Need"
Music of the Heart 1999 performer: "Make the Music with Your Mouth" / writer: "Make the Music with Your Mouth" - as Marcel Hall
The Wood 1999 performer: "Make the Music with your Mouth Biz" / writer: "Make the Music with your Mouth Biz"
Office Space 1999 performer: "Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee"
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary courtesy: "Go Biz Mark" / performer: "Go Biz Mark"
Space Jam 1996 performer: "That's The Way I Like It"
Phat Beach 1996 performer: "I'm Hungry" / writer: "I'm Hungry"
The Great White Hype 1996 performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Rap Critic Reviews 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Book of Life 2014 writer: "Just a Friend" - as Marcel Theo Hall
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saints Row IV 2013 Video Game performer: "Just a Friend" / writer: "Just a Friend"
Celeste & Jesse Forever 2012 writer: "Just a Friend"
The Sitter 2011 performer: "Just A Friend" / writer: "Just A Friend" - as Marcel Theo Hall
Friends with Benefits 2011 writer: "Just A Friend" - as Marcel Hall
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Wackness 2008 performer: "Just a Friend" / writer: "Just a Friend"
I Think I Love My Wife 2007 performer: "Just a Friend" / writer: "Just a Friend" - as Marcel Theo Hall
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Boondocks 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "The Vapors" / writer: "The Vapors"
Angels in America 2003 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War Is Menstrual Envy 1992 music by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Hip Hop Squares 2012 TV Series Himself
Celebrity House Hunting 2012 TV Series Himself
Sample: Not for Sale 2012 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Vocalist
Unsung 2010-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! from NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live 2011 Video Himself
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Best of: BlacksInActionTV.Com 2010 Documentary Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Undateable 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 TV Movie Himself
1st Amendment Stand Up 2005-2008 TV Series Himself - DJ
All of Us 2006 TV Series Himself
Rome Is Burning 2006 TV Series Himself
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Himself
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2006 TV Movie Himself
Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop 2006 Video documentary Himself
Gangsta Chronicles: The Documentary of Calvin Klein Bacote 2006 Video documentary Himself
I Love Toys 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love the Holidays 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2005 TV Movie Himself
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out 2005 TV Series Himself - Musical Performance
The Andy Milonakis Show 2005 TV Series Himself / Rap Fairy
Celebrity Fit Club 2005 TV Series Himself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Tracy Morgan Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Underground Poets Railroad 2003 Documentary
5 Sides of a Coin 2003 Documentary Himself
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics 2003 Video Himself (segment "Just a Friend")
Breath Control: The History of the Human Beat Box 2002 Documentary Himself
Through the Years of Hip Hop, Vol. 1: Graffiti 2002 Video documentary Himself (segment "It Takes Two")
The Will Smith Music Video Collection 1999 Video documentary Himself (segment "So Fresh")
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Snoop Dogg: The Vapors 1997 Video short Himself
The Meteor Man 1993 Himself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Big Fun in the Big Town 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning 2007-2008 TV Series Himself

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#Trademark
1 Beatboxing, making incredible sounds with his mouth

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