Biz Markie

~ Person

Legal name: Marcel Hall


Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, actor, singer, reality television personality, grartist, and commercial spokesperson. He is best known for his single "Just a Friend", an American Top 10 hit in 1989. In 2008, "Just a Friend" made #100 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time. Biz Markie currently lives in Howard County, Maryland, and has helped support County Executive Ken Ulman during his fundraisers.

Markie has been called "the Clown Prince of Hip Hop."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Goin’ Off Biz Markie 2
1989 The Biz Never Sleeps Biz Markie 6
1991 I Need a Haircut Biz Markie 1
1993 All Samples Cleared! Biz Markie 1
2003 Weekend Warrior Biz Markie 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Biz’s Baddest Beats Biz Markie 1
2000 The Best of Cold Chillin’ Biz Markie 2
2002 Greatest Hits Biz Markie 1
2006 Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz Biz Markie 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz Biz Markie 1
1993 Young Girl Bluez Biz Markie 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 Just a Friend Empire Cast feat. Biz Markie 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Just a Friend Biz Markie 1

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