Although he's known primarily for the crossover hit 'Just a Friend,' to categorize Biz Markie's career on the basis of that song would be wholly unjust. Diabolical: The Biz's Greatest Hits sets the record straight.
As a member of the stylistically diverse Juice Crew, the formidable clique that included Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante and Kool G. Rap, Biz Markie's clown prince character more than held his own. Biz Markie's manic energy and unbridled persona paved the way for distinctive MCs like Ol Dirty Bastard and Busta Rhymes.
The Biz's deft beatboxing skills, humorous storytelling, and freestyle finesse are all clear on undisputed classics like 'Nobody Beats the Biz,' 'Vapors,' and 'Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz.' The package also includes never before seen photography by George Dubose.
This fun and funky career retrospective succeeds in giving credit where it is due and truly proves to be the Ultimate Diabolical. Don't sleep, after all, the Biz never does...
- Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz
- Nobody Beats The Biz
- Biz Is Goin Off
- Just A Friend
- I Hear Music
- Spring Again
- What Come Around Goes Around
- I'm The Biz Markie
- Let Me Turn You On
Mar 01New Orleans, LA, US Biz Markie at House of Blues - New Orleans
Mar 09Wilmington, DE, US Biz Markie at The Queen
Mar 15Ledyard, CT, US Eric B. & Rakim, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, and 2 more… at Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater
Mar 20Wilmington, DE, US Biz Markie at The Queen
Mar 22Silver Spring, MD, US Biz Markie at The Fillmore Silver Spring Presented By Cricket Wireless
Mar 30San Carlos, AZ, US Nu Shooz with Trinere and Biz Markie at San Carlos Event Center
Apr 27Washington, PA, US Biz Markie and Tag Team at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Apr 27Los Angeles, CA, US Freestyle Festival 2019
May 17Edmonton, AB, Canada Vanilla Ice, Mark McGrath, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie, and 2 more… at Rogers Place
Jun 08Mableton, GA, US Old School Hip Hop Fest 2019