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Biz Markie

Biz Markie

Marcel Theo Hall, known professionally as Biz Markie, was an American rapper, singer, DJ, record producer, actor, comedian, and writer. He was best known for his 1989 single “Just a Friend”, which became a Top 40 hit in several countries. In 2008, “Just a Friend” made No. 100 on VH1’s list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time. Markie has been called the “Clown Prince of Hip Hop”.

Early Life

Markie was born in Manhattan, in the neighbourhood of Harlem. He was raised on Long Island. Markie began his career in New York City nightclubs and later gained regional recognition by performing at colleges in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; and Pennsylvania.

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Studio Albums


Illness and Death

In April 2020, Markie was hospitalized due to severe complications from Type 2 diabetes.[35] In December 2020, it was reported that Markie was staying in a rehabilitation facility as a result of a stroke he had suffered after going into a diabetic coma.

On July 1, 2021, rumours of his death circulated on Twitter. His representative told Rolling Stone, “The news of Biz Markie’s passing is not true, Biz is still under medical care, surrounded by professionals who are working hard to provide the best healthcare possible.”

On July 16, 2021, Markie died at a Baltimore hospital; his death was reported to have occurred at 6:25 p.m. He was 57 years old.

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External Links

More Info: Wiki | IMDb

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