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, singer, reality television personality, 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 RatingReleases
1988 Goin’ Off 2
1989 The Biz Never Sleeps 5
1991 I Need a Haircut 1
1993 All Samples Cleared! 1
2003 Weekend Warrior 3

Album + Compilation

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


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

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