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
Apr 27Washington, PA, US Biz Markie and Tag Team at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Apr 27Los Angeles, CA, US Freestyle Festival 2019
May 11Lynchburg, VA, US Biz Markie at Phase 2 Dining & Entertainment
May 17Edmonton, AB, Canada Vanilla Ice, Mark McGrath, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie, and 2 more… at Rogers Place
May 18Raleigh, NC, US Biz Markie at The Ritz
Jun 08Mableton, GA, US Old School Hip Hop Fest 2019
Jun 15Silver Spring, MD, US Biz Markie at The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jun 27North Myrtle Beach, SC, US Biz Markie at House of Blues - Myrtle Beach
Jun 28Greensboro, NC, US Biz Markie at Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Jun 29Charlotte, NC, US Biz Markie at The Fillmore Charlotte presented by Cricket Wireless