2020


Wild 'n Out Season 15, Episode 9 - Air Date June 17, 2020 YBN Cordae and the New School Squad battle Biz Markie and the Old School Squad in Pick Up and Kill It, Kick 'Em Out the Classroom and Hip Hop History, and YBN Cordae performs.

2019


Entertainment Weekly story, September 25, 2019 - Biz Markie on 30 years of Just a Friend: 'I just wanted to make a story rap record, not to go pop' Three decades on, the song has still got what you need. By Todd Gilchrist

2017


Black-ish Season 3, Episode 24 - Air Date May 10, 2017 Dre embraces throwing Bow's baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable. However, his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by the OB/GYN and discovers she is having complications. In the end, Bow and family get a treat with a live performance by none other than, Biz Markie as he serenaded the family with a rendition of Just A Friend.

2016


Pitbull's New Year's Revolution Biz and Snoop Dogg perform during Pitbull's New Year's Revolution at Bayfront Park on December 31, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis)

2016


Empire Season 3, Episode 2 - Air Date September 28, 2016 Lucious tries to win over Cookie by having Biz do a surprise performance of Just A Friend for her in her home. Director: Craig Brewer, Writers: Lee Daniels (created by), Danny Strong (created by), Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Biz Markie, and more.

2015


Lucky Charms Biz teamed with General Mills and agency Saatchi & Saatchi New York to launch what the brand called “the unicorn of the cereal world.” Biz adapted his hit song “Just a Friend” to launch a contest for 10 limited edition boxes of marshmallow-only Lucky Charms.

2014


Sharknado 2: The Second One Fin and April are on their way to New York City, until a category seven hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges, and deadly Sharknadoes. Biz makes a guest appearance as a Pizzeria owner. Director: Anthony C. Ferrante, Writer: Thunder Levin, Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Biz Markie, and more.

2012


Hip Hop Squares Biz appeared on the MTV2 Gameshow "Hip Hop Squares". This tic-tac-toe reboot of the classic gameshow, Hollywood Squares with a modern hip-hop spin was a comedy-filled assembly of our favorite hip hop icons.

2009


Yo Gabba Gabba! This fun live-action program for young children ages 1 and up, featured host DJ Lance Rock, as he introduced us to friendly toy monsters in a magical land full of music, dance, colorful cartoons and simple life lessons. Biz's Beat of the Day, was a staple that got children up off the floor to learn how to beatbox and dance along.

2008


VH1 Hip Hop Honors Biz performs onstage during the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors awards show at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 2, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)

2003


Let Me See U Bounce featuring Elephant Man, was a high-energy single off the Weekend Warrior album and a stand-out, because of Biz's usual, comical lyricism which paired with the reggae chorus made it a party favorite.

2003


Weekend Warrior is Biz's fifth studio album. It was released on Tommy Boy Entertainment in 2003. Weekend Warrior makes clear that Biz is the Peter Pan of rap. He is forever young, or at least he serves as guardian to hip-hop’s fountain of youth. With Biz every listener is given the opportunity to revert back to his or her teenage self, when hip-hop was a new and exciting discovery.

2002


Men In Black II Biz's appearance in MIB II was an instant classic when Will Smith's character "Jay", revealed that "Kay" (Tommy Lee Jones) worked in a post office full of undercover aliens. Jay began communicating with Biz in his alien language of beatboxing and quickly unveiled the alien co-workers.

2002


Biz Markie's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Biz Markie. It was released on May 7, 2002 for Landspeed Records.

2000


Biz Markie On the Turntable 2 is volume two of this Mix Series. This 20-track curated mix, was the follow-up to Biz's 1998 release, On the Turntable. Released September 25, 2000 on Japanese label, Pony Canyon Records. Duration 49:47

1998


Biz Markie On the Turntable is a very rare, Japanese import CD that contains Biz flowin' thru classic Soul and RnB cuts-DJ style, weaves together 24 of Biz's carefully curated jams for your listening pleasure. Released August 25, 1998 on Japanese label, P-Vine Records. Duration 48:34

1994


Biz's Baddest Beats is a compilation album that was released on July 1, 1994, on Cold Chillin' Records. This compilation features all of his key jams from the late ‘80s, showcasing the beatbox standards and still sounds fresh decades later. If anything, the goofy charm on display is appreciated now more than ever.

1993


The Source Magazine Biz was asked to be on the cover of issue #47 August 1993 to share his journey and discuss his issues with sample clearance in the early days of hip hop.

1993


Let Me Turn You On was Biz's hit single off the "All Samples Cleared" album that was released on June 2, 1993, on Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records. The single made it to #7 on the Hot Rap Singles.

1993


All Samples Cleared! is Biz's fourth studio album. Produced by Biz Markie and his cousin Cool V, it was released on June 2, 1993, and was Biz Markie's final studio album released by Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records. The title references a court battle over a sample Markie used on his 1991 song Alone Again.

1991


I Need a Haircut is Biz's third studio album. It was released on August 27, 1991, on Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Biz Markie and his cousin Cool V. The album was a success, making it to #113 on the Billboard 200 and #44 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums; however, the album forever changed the hip-hop industry because of the song, Alone Again.

1990


Erase Racism is the second single from Kool G Rap & Polo's 1990 album Wanted: Dead or Alive, featuring Big Daddy Kane and Biz. Released as a B-side single, it was later also featured on the compilation album, The Best of Cold Chillin' (2000). The timely song spoke out against racism and xenophobia.

1990


Just A Friend Biz's biggest song was released in September 1989 as the lead single from his aforementioned album, The Biz Never Sleeps. It is Markie's most successful platinum single, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. The hit single was ranked on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop in 2008.

1989


The Biz Never Sleeps is Biz's second studio album. It was released on October 10, 1989, on Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Biz, his cousin Cool V and seminal producer Paul C, instead of Cold Chillin' in-house producer Marley Marl. The album proved to be a success, peaking at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as well as producing his most famous song and biggest hit, Just a Friend, which made it to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Singles.

1988


Goin' Off is Biz's debut studio album. It was released by Cold Chillin' Records, and produced by Marley Marl. The album was praised for its wit and humor. Big Daddy Kane wrote on the album also showcased Biz's talent as a human beatbox on the song Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz, and his skill in the game of dozens on the track Nobody Beats the Biz. One of his most widely known songs, Vapors, was on the album.

1986


Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz is an EP by Biz Markie. It was released in 1986 on Prism Records on 12" and cassette and was produced by Marley Marl. An expanded edition was released on CD and 2xLP in 2006 on Cold Chillin' Records/Traffic Entertainment Group.

1986


The Def Fresh Crew is the first single that Biz appeared on. This freestyle from Roxanne Shanté and Biz Markie introduced the juice crew's "inhuman orchestra"/beat box and soon-to-be standout to the world. It was released in 1986 on Pop Art Records.

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