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Biz Markie was an American rapper and comedian who had a net worth of $1 million at the time of his death. Biz Markie was best-known for his song ‘Just a Friend’ which was released in 1989.

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  • Biz Markie was an American rapper and comedian known as the 'clown prince of hip-hop.'
  • His song 'Just a Friend,' released in 1989, reached number nine on the U.S. charts and became one of the Top 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders and one of the 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop by VH1.
  • Markie's career began in the 198s with the release of his debut album 'Goin' Off' in 1988, followed by his second album, 'The Biz Never Sleeps,' which produced his top-selling single.
  • He faced a lawsuit from Gilbert O'Sullivan for unauthorized sampling, leading to the removal of his album 'I Need a Haircut' from circulation. This case set a landmark ruling that all samples must be cleared by the original artist in hip-hop.
  • In addition to his music career, Biz Markie also had success as an actor with appearances on shows like 'In Living Color' and movies such as 'Men in Black II.' He was an opening act for Chris Rock's tour in 2008 and took part in the 'Yo Gabba Gabba' tour in 2013.

Basic Information About Biz Markie

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Rappers
ProfessionsSinger-songwriter, Actor, Record producer, Rapper, Disc jockey, Comedian
Net worth$1,000,000
Date of birth1964-04-08
Place of birthEgg Harbor Township
Date of death2021-07-16 (aged 57)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksBeatboxing, making incredible sounds with his mouth
Height6 ft 2 in (1.905 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Biz Markie roles

Movie / Series Role
Men in Black IIRapping Alien
Seven PoundsFuneral Guest (uncredited)
Black-ishBiz Markie 1 episode, 2017
EmpireBiz Markie 1 episode, 2016
SpongeBob SquarePantsKenny the Cat 1 episode, 2014
Yo Gabba Gabba!Self 43 episodes, 2007-2019
In Living Color4 episodes, 1994
EveCable Repairman 1 episode, 2004
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade NinjaTiny Timmy Scratch It 1 episode, 2013
Crank YankersAnnouncer 42 episodes, 2004-2007
MadBeatbox Baggins / ... 1 episode, 2013
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2011

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Interesting Facts about Biz Markie

  1. Known for his song "Just a friend"
  2. Rap artist.
  3. Has not released an album since 2003's "Weekend Warrior".
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. His debut album "Goin' Off" came out in 1988.
  7. Friends with Rakim.

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