Biz Markie

By the mid-2000s, Biz Markie was not only a hip-hop legend, but the kind of pop culture personality that seemed to pop up everywhere. And it was always a delight. He was making cameos in movies like Men...

Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Bootsy Collins were among the many artists to pay tribute to Biz Markie on social media following the “Just a Friend” rapper’s...

The sad news that legendary legacy rapper, beat master and comic actor Biz Markie had passed away at age 57 was not unexpected. For the last several weeks, and after a reported stroke and long struggle...

Beastie Boys and Biz Markie were both New York hip-hop pioneers, so it’s natural their paths crossed often. The two artists shared a stage several times, including a 1988 Madison Square Garden show...

Biz Markie, the pioneering rapper, producer, and beatboxer whose jovial goofiness and innovative samples made him a singular presence in hip-hop, died Friday at the age of 57. “It is with profound...

Following online rumors that pioneering rapper Biz Markie had died late Wednesday night, the rapper’s rep released a statement refuting the erroneous news. “The news of Biz Markie’s passing...

A representative for the ‘Just A Friend’ rapper confirms that the MC is receiving treatment from an amazing team of medical professionals at a Maryland-area hospital. AceShowbiz -Rapper Biz...