Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Biz Markey, known for his classic rap song “Only One Friend”, died

LOS ANGELES – Biz Marquee, a hip-hop staple who died for his beatboxing skills, turntable skills and the 1989 classic “Just Friend.” He is 57 years old.

Marquee’s correspondent, Jenny Izmi, said his wife, a rapper-DJ next to him, died quietly Friday evening. The cause of death was not disclosed.

“We are grateful for the many calls and support we have received during this difficult time,” Izumi said in a statement. “Biz created a legacy of artistry that will be celebrated forever by his art colleagues and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning more than 35 years. He is survived by a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his lively personality, constant humor and frequent banners.

Marquee, whose birth name is Marcel Theo Hall, became known in the realm of rap genre for his self-proclaimed “clown prince of hip-hop” self-composed songs and humorous nature. He made music with the Beastie Boys, opened up for Chris Rock’s comedy tour, and was an investigative DJ for countless Star Stud events.

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The New York-native’s music career began in 1985 with Juice Crew, a rap group that helped him join Big Daddy Kane. Three years later, he released his debut album “Gin ‘Off, featuring underground hits” Steam “and” Pikin’ Boogers.

Markey entered mainstream music with his platinum-selling song “Just a Friend”, the lead single from his sophomore album “The Biz Never Slips”. Friend-Zone Music broke Rolling Stone’s top 100 pop songs and made VH1’s list of the 100 best hip-hop songs of all time.


Questlov said he learned from Marquee early in his career.

“Biz made me a man,” Koistlov posted on Instagram with pictures of her and Markey. “Early in my early life, Biz taught me the real place to cut records. Biz taught me what it was good to dig in the cities. Biz taught me where to collect the number 45 … Biz taught me that 6 tracks Where to collect tapes !! “

After two successful albums, Markey sued for a copyright infringement in 1991 for a song on his third studio album, “I Need a Haircut.” Ingredients from Alone Again (naturally “) were illegally sampled in Marky’s” Alone Again “

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The judge ruled to stop further distribution of the album, which was re-launched without invalid tracks. This ruling changes the landscape of music sampling by indicating that they have been approved by the original owner.

Despite the push, Markey released his fourth album, “All Samples Cleared!” Revealed that in 1993 it was a clear reference to the court battle. A decade later he released his final album “Weekend Warrior”.

According to the RAB’s website, Markey kept his name relevant as he consistently booked more than 1,175 shows a year. He appeared on television shows including “In-Living Color”, “Empire”, “Black-Ish” and the 2002 film “Men in Black-2”, where he starred in a foreign rebellion starring Will Smith and Tommy. Lee Jones.

The children’s show “Yo gabba gabba!” In one of the episodes, Markey also taught the method of beatboxing!

“We’ve lost another rap legend, Mr. Biz Markey,” tweeted Botsy Collins, a Parliament-Funcadelic resident. “To many of us he was more than just a friend.”

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