Urban, Hip Hop, Rap, Comedy, Producer, Actor, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 15 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. At the age of 14, Marcel Hall dazzled his neighborhood under the alias of Biz Markie. First breaking onto the music scene in 1985 as a beat box for Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew, Biz began constructing his own destiny in the mystifying world of rap and hip-hop. Now 15 years later and several years wiser, Biz continues to be universally praised by the ever-fickle and unforgiving hip-hop industry. No easy feat to accomplish, Biz has defined longevity to the highest power and has managed to still be one of the most notable artists and DJs in the industry. Born to embrace hip-hop, Biz is originally from Harlem but later moved to Long Island where he gained notoriety by his early teen years for beat boxing and rhyming. The Biz began his journey to musical anarchy, beat boxing his way into hip-hop heads hearts and delivering humorous, witty rhymes that made him loved and admired by music fans all over.
You can find Biz spinning and performing to the likes of almost every major celebrity in America and abroad. He has under his belt such mega-events as The Grammy After Parties, The Pre-Oscar Party, Will Smith Movie Premiere Events (in the states & overseas), The Essence Festival, The Magic Johnson Foundation Events, Super Bowl Events, NBA Allstar Events, State Farm (50 Million Pound Challenge) Events, ESPN Events, Microsoft Soft Software Launch Events, etc...the list goes on, even a performance for The Boss herself, Ms. Diana Ross, during a private birthday at Motown founder, Berry Gordys home.
With one of the largest number of collective works Biz has over 30,000 (45 records) and over 50,000 (12 inch albums). Biz Markie was recently featured on VH1's Where are They Now? Biz's publicists answered "He is everywhere!" Biz is a seasoned veteran that is still relevant by djing/performing approximetly 225 shows/parties last year, he has supplied timeless hits like "Just A Friend", "The Vapors", etc... in movies he was next to Will Smith in "Men In Black 2" playing a beat boxing alien etc..., in television has been on Keenan Ivory Wayons "In Living Color", "Celebrity Fit Club", "Nick Cannons "Wild N Out" on MTV, also on "Yo Gabba Gabba" (1 of the most highest rated kids shows on Nick Jr.) doing the beat box & dance of the day. In conclusion, Biz Markie is one of the most sought after Entertainers/DJs in the business.