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RobotFix

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R.I.P. Biz Markie (1964-2021)

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Biz Markie, the pioneering rapper, producer, and beatboxer whose jovial goofiness and innovative samples made him a singular presence in hip-hop, died Friday at the age of 57.


“It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, hip hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully passed away,” his rep Jenni Izumi said in a statement. “We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time. Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 years. He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes and frequent banter. We respectfully request privacy for his family as they mourn their loved one.”

While a cause of death was not revealed, the rapper had struggled in recent years with health issues related to his decade-long battle with Type 2 diabetes. In April 2020, he was hospitalized due to complications related to the disease, and later that year suffered a stroke after going into a diabetic coma. Although the rapper was rehabilitating, his condition continued to decline, leading to premature reports of Markie’s death in late June.





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Reply #1 posted 07/16/21 5:56pm

CoolMF

Make you cold operate with the rhythm

That is what I give them

Reagan is the prez but I voted for Shirley Chisholm

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Rest in power, Biz Mark...

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Reply #2 posted 07/16/21 6:43pm

JoeBala

Just heard. Darn so young. Rest.

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Reply #3 posted 07/16/21 7:25pm

heymistermusic

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I saw him perform "KISS" by Prince in one of his live shows a few years ago. He's clearly a PRINCE fan! RIP BIZ! rose

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Reply #4 posted 07/17/21 7:50pm

alphastreet

So young, may he Rest In Peace
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Reply #5 posted 07/18/21 1:12pm

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rose
I at first tbought it was a joke. sad
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #6 posted 07/19/21 6:33am

SPYZFAN1

Sad to read. I had heard that he was sick, but I thought it was a rumor. I think Biz sampled and slowed down the bassline from "New Position" in one of his his songs. A true 80's hip hop legend..R.I.P.

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Reply #7 posted 07/19/21 7:00am

Cinny

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I heard the news from CHIC0 soon as I left work on Friday. Damn! Clown Prince of Hip Hop dying the same age as our Prince. sad Spent all weekend reminiscing on tributes to Biz.

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Reply #8 posted 07/19/21 7:01am

Cinny

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SPYZFAN1 said:

Sad to read. I had heard that he was sick, but I thought it was a rumor. I think Biz sampled and slowed down the bassline from "New Position" in one of his his songs. A true 80's hip hop legend..R.I.P.


He used Mary Sharon's drum solo on "This Is Something For The Radio".

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