Pioneer Rapper Biz Markee Dead at 57
By DJ Tyrone ” T-Bone” Jennings
July 16, 2021
Yes, The rumor are true. Hip-Hop rapper Biz Markie, 57, have now died. He said yes to dwell on a higher plane of life. The Rappers publicists has now issued the following statement:
” it is with profound sadness that we must announe, this evenings that this evening pioneer Biz Markie has peacefully passed away,” Jenni Izumi, the rappers , a spokesperson for the rapper said, and she sent out a huge thank you for the very large gifts and condolences as the family deals with with the loss of Markee.
She went on the say” “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,” Izumi added. “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.”
Markee has struggled with complications of type 2 diabetes ( commonly called sugar). He’s had numerous hospitalization following complication of a stroke that left him in a diabetic coma. Markee remains a pioneer of the early days of Hip-Hop and rap music. The rapper has been turning out hit records since before 1998 and is well known for his hit ” Nobody Beats the Wiz,” and he was know as one of the Human Beat Box.
The Biz was always in the circle of other old-school rap artists often seen with:
* DJ Magic Mike and Marly Marl
* Big Daddy Kane
* Masta Ace
* Roxanne Shante and Kool G. Rap.
His spokesperson also issued the following statement:
“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,” Izumi added. “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.”
DJ Magic Mike and Marley Marl, and featuring fellow rappers like Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Roxanne Shante, and Kool G Rap.
His spokesperson also said in an statement:
“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,” she said June.No No word on the official cause of his death, but so this year to hip-Hop legends have died. DMX died on April 9, 2021 and now Biz Markee whose birth name is Marceel Hall has just died
The rapper has never earned a Grammy Award, but his song “Baby you Got What I Need” peaked at number nine of the Billboard 100 in 1990. That single went platinum, it’s his only single to reach that level of success.
The family is asking for privacy during this time. No word on if there will be a public ceremony.
The orginal story appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine : Biz Markie, Hip-Hop Pioneer: A Tribute to the ‘Just a Friend’ MC – Rolling Stone
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Here is one of his popular videos:
Biz Markie – “Let Me Turn You On”
Biz Markie – “Pickin’ Boogers”