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  Biz Markie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biz Markie (born Marcel Hall April 8, 1964 in Harlem, New York) is an African American East Coast hip hop artist best known for humorous singles like "Just a Friend".
Markie's career began in the early 1980s as a performer, then a human beatbox for MC Shan and Roxanne Shante, among others.
Biz met producer Marley Marl in 1985, and began working as a human beatbox for Marl-connected acts MC Shan and, later, Roxanne Shanté.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biz_Markie   (791 words)

  
 VH1.com : Biz Markie : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Biz Markie's inclination toward juvenile humor and his fondness for goofy, tuneless, half-sung choruses camouflaged his true talents as a freestyle rhymer.
The Biz may not have been able to translate his wild rhyming talents to tape, but what he did record was worthwhile in its own way.
A native of New York, Biz (born Marcel Hall) first came to prominence in the early '80s, when he began rapping at Manhattan nightclubs like the Funhouse and the Roxy.
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 Referenced Case
Prior to the time that Biz Markie's album was released, the various defendants apparently discussed among themselves the need to obtain a license.
In writing this letter, counsel for Biz Markie admittedly was seeking "terms" for the use of the material.
Biz Markie's attorneys sent copies of an August 16 letter, addressed to counsel for Cold Chillin' Records, Inc., to the other defendants.
ccnmtl.columbia.edu /projects/law/library/cases/case_grandwarner.html   (1639 words)

  
 Biz Markie :: Greatest Hits :: LandSpeed Records
Biz Markie had no problem writing his own witty songs on later albums, as the inclusion of his smash hit "Just a Friend" from "The Biz Never Sleeps" proves.
Sadly Biz Markie's career was derailed in the 90's by a lawsuit from the obscure (and anal) Gilbert O'Sullivan, who sued him and his label Cold Chillin' over a sample from "Alone Again Naturally." The repercussions of this case are still being felt in rap today.
Biz was pretty upset about the whole thing and with good reason when his 1993 album "All Samples Cleared" came out, but this was to be the last full length rap album by Biz in the last ten years.
www.rapreviews.com /archive/2002_07_bizgreatest.html   (1055 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on The Biz Never Sleeps - Biz Markie at Epinions.com
Fortunately, Biz Markie's half-asleep, sometimes-slurring style of rapping was charming enough, and the man sampled from Motown, funk, jazz and anything else he could find.
It sounds like Biz is crooning, "You got what I knee," and that just kills me. Still, it's an enjoyable song, and the chorus obscures one fact -- Biz Markie had a surprisingly fluid, off-kilter style and could tell a story quite well.
The out-of-tune chorus obscures Biz Markie's skills on another track, "Spring Again." It's kind of hard to pay attention to what the Biz is going on about when you keep waiting him to come back with the chorus and sing "It's spring again / Everybody know it's spring again" in his drunk Bing Cosby voice.
www.epinions.com /content_87710731908   (760 words)

  
 BIZ MARKIE
And fun is what Markie is all about: The pioneer MC and DJ is known as the Clown Prince of Hip-Hop for his trademark pranksta humor.
Markie became beatbox backup for Roxanne Shanté; of the Juice Crew in 1986.
Markie bounced back in 1993, his signature humor intact, with an album pointedly titled All Samples Cleared (Cold Chillin'); the MC costumed as a judge on its cover.
remixmag.com /mag/remix_biz_markie/index.html   (1010 words)

  
 TrouserPress.com :: Biz Markie
Old school rap's original clown prince (this is pre-ODB, mind), Long Island's Biz Markie (Marcel Hall), has a juvenile sense of humor and a pronounced speech impediment, but his relaxed rhyming style, good cheer and uninhibited silliness made him a winning entertainer, especially as the hip-hop world turned harder.
Producing (with disconcertingly abrupt fades) and writing it all himself, the Biz re-emerges as an ingenious nut, punctuating his winsome romantic stories with odd musical bits and wholesome wit.
With so much detailed information in the booklet that there are probably cleared samples that aren't even on the record, (nobody beats the) Biz doesn't dwell on his recent legal troubles; instead, his songs touch on old-school nostalgia, the women he's hot for and people calling him ugly.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=biz_markie   (443 words)

  
 Fuck Biz Markie
One time Fitz and I went to see a Biz Markie show and this jig was just playing songs from a mix CD he had probably made up a long time ago, talking about, "You guys remember this?" I could see using CD turntables maybe, but this asshole was just using a CD player.
Jan 18, 2005 2:16:31 PM biz markie is ugly as hell.
Biz has one of the best old school vinyl collections of anyone in the game with test pressings of vinyl for rare breakbeat joints that DJ's wished they had even reg.
www.byroncrawford.com /2005/01/biz_markie.html   (1063 words)

  
 Biz Markie - Weekend Warrior Album Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Biz burst onto the scene in the mid-eighties combining beatboxing, freestyling and emceeing while working with legendary producer Marley Marl.
Renowned for his fun and funky style, Biz Markie is once again able to capture this vibe on Weekend Warrior.
When Biz Markie is able to focus on the topic at hand, his lyricism shines ('Friends'), but on the whole, the decade-long wait for a full album left me only partially satisfied.
www.geocities.com /trizoy99/reviews/weekendwarrior.html   (354 words)

  
 Biz Markie
It's amazing, but when you look at Biz's skills in the most objective manner, you soon learn to realize that he has only an average delivery at best and his lyrics are far from complex or ground-breaking.
The song 'Just a Freind' off the album "The Biz Never Sleeps" was number one on quite a few radio stations as well as the charts.
Sure, "The Biz Never Sleeps", "I Need a Haircut", and "All Samples Cleared" never really matched the quality of "Goin' Off", but the Biz still remained a crowd favorite throughout his career and never really fell off hard like many of his fellow members of the Juice Crew.
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 Biz Markie: Weekend Warrior: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, while the Biz's recorded output over the course of the past two years has resulted in little more than two unremarkable singles ("Studda Step," "Turn the Party Out"), and guest spots for nostalgia-happy idealists like the Beastie Boys, it's fair to say that hip-hop listeners across the map have missed him.
Of course, while Biz Markie may be one of hip-hop's most heartfelt and idiosyncratic B-boys, his albums have always proven to be scattershot affairs, serving up both utter brilliance and stupidity in disappointingly equal amounts-- and Weekend Warrior is no different.
After hearing Biz's proud mantra on this song's hook ("Four chicken wings with chicken fried rice, that's good/ Beef and broccoli with a little white rice, that's good!"), citing Biz for not being as virtuosic an emcee as, say Big Daddy Kane, would seem to verge on laughable.
pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/m/markie_biz/weekend-warrior.shtml   (440 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Biz Markie
Biz Markie (born Marcel Hall April 8, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American East Coast hip hop artist best known for humorous singles like "Just a Friend".
As of 2005, Biz is currently featured on the VH1 television reality show, "Celebrity Fit Club", where overweight celebrities are shown attempting to lose weight.
He has also made a career as a DJ, giving performances where he uses his somewhat voluminous gut to move a record on a turntable and thus scratch.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Biz_Markie   (294 words)

  
 Biz Markie : The Biz Never Sleeps - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
On the cover to The Biz Never Sleeps, Biz Markie's in the lab with his chemistry set, cooking up a concoction of colorful liquids that's bound to explode sooner or later.
Inside, however, the music wasn't quite as dynamic; Markie decided to produce and write this record entirely by himself, instead of relying on help from Cold Chillin' beatmaster Marley Marl (who'd produced his excellent debut).
The results veered dangerously close to the standard indulgent sophomore album, though Markie's natural charm and a blockbuster hit ended up carrying the proceedings.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,52950,00.html   (395 words)

  
 Ningyoushi.com BIZ MARKIE 2 Feet Doll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Biz Markie - The Ambassador of Hip Hop first surfaced on the music scene in the early 80s as a pioneer of Beat Boxer & Emcee with DJ Marley marl & The Legendary Juice Crew All Stars.
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 Biz Markie MP3 Downloads - Biz Markie Music Downloads - Biz Markie Music Videos
Inside, however, the music wasn't quite as dynamic; Markie decided to produce and write this record entirely by himself, instead of relying on help from Cold Chillin'...
It certainly didn't start out very well, the opener being a long-winded "Dedications" that was little more than the title indicated, and "The Dragon," a one-joke track about odd smells.
It was obvious the (teenage) lunatics had been released from the asylum; the wonders of visual technology allowed the Biz and T.J. Swan to have their thank-you lists super-imposed, inside the credits, on their bared boxer shorts.
www.mp3.com /albums/48653/summary.html   (489 words)

  
 Biz Markie
Biz Markie, former human beat box and internationally famous MC, sampling Gilbert O'Sullivan?
On Biz Markie's album I Need a Haircut, the song Alone Again contains the familiar melody of Gilbert O'Sullivan's 1972 hit Alone Again (Naturally), as well as the titled refrain.
The original Biz album is now out of print, probably due to the infringement contained therein.
www.benedict.com /Audio/biz/biz.aspx   (682 words)

  
 Audio
When rapper Biz Markie sampled the melody of Gilbert O'Sullivan's 1972 hit "Alone Again, (Naturally)" for his song "Alone Again" on his 1991 album I Need a Haircut, he was only following in the footsteps of countless other rappers.
Although Biz never served time for his alleged violation of the Seventh Commandment, the case did set the precedent for viewing unlicensed sampling as a crime.
The British band Elastica, devotees of "77 English punk," were sued for copyright infringement in 1995 by two of their idols.
www.illegal-art.org /audio/historic.html   (911 words)

  
 News - Biz Markie, Information, Biz Markie Tickets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is illseed…I was seriously thinking of taking the day off, because like Biz Markie said: “Its Spring Again!” But, I think this will just be a truncated version of the rumors.
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 MTV News - Biz Markie, Q-Tip, Clintons On Hand At John Kerry's Young Dems Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Biz Markie, Q-Tip, Clintons On Hand At John Kerry's Young Dems Party
But the real revelry began later that night when more than 3,000 young Kerry supporters flocked to Dream nightclub in D.C. The afterparty fundraiser, organized by the Democratic National Committee and called "Something New: Young Dems United," brought in a whopping $250,000 in small-gift donations.
The people in their 20s and early 30s who populated the club danced nonstop to a mix spun by special guest DJ Biz Markie.
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 Biz Markie's New Alarm Clock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rap veteran Biz Markie will be adding to the decor of his fan's bedrooms with an alarm clock in his likeness.
The Biz Markie talking alarm clock features a 12-inch version of the rapper seated on a crate behind turntables.
It recites such phrases as "turn the party out" and "you caught the vapors,” and is due to hit stores on November 15.
www.nobodysmiling.com /hiphop/news/77687.php   (132 words)

  
 Digital Sampling
Most legal experts believe the issue of digital sampling was resolved in 1991, when a Federal District Court ruled that Biz Markie's use of a few notes from the chorus of Gilbert O'Sullivan hit song "Alone Again, Naturally" amounted to copyright infringement.
In addition to citing to the Ten Commandments ("Thou shalt not steal"), the judge barred any further sale of Biz Markie's album and referred to matter to the U.S. Attorney for possible criminal prosecution.
Another court later ruled that sampling phrases like "ooh" "move" and "free your body" may also be enough to find copyright infringement.
www.alankorn.com /articles/sampling.html   (1044 words)

  
 Biz Markie Alarm Clock: Rotofugi Designer Toy Store
Biz Markie Alarm Clock: Rotofugi Designer Toy Store
The second in the Legends Series of talking alarm clocks by the Ecko brand, Biz Markie rocks the mic to wake you up like no one else can.
Digital alarm clock and a special button to make Biz go off any time you please.
rotofugi.com /Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RDTS&Product_Code=BIZ-001   (66 words)

  
 Las Vegas Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
So of course, he gave it all up to become a DJ.
Biz is back with a new album, Weekend Warrior, featuring P. Diddy, Jazzy Jeff and Erick Sermon, and talks about making a living behind the turntable (he's spun at Grammy, Oscar and Super Bowl parties), what he misses about old-school rap, and why he'd vote for a monkey over Bush.
You came along at a time when hip hop was stratified.
www.lasvegasweekly.com /2004/05/20/microscope.html   (873 words)

  
 Biz Markie - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Biz Markie - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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Biz countered with his 1993 album, All Samples Cleared!
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 VH1.com : Biz Markie : Artist Main
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 Biz Markie Tabs: 11 Tabs Total @ 911Tabs
Biz Markie Tabs: 11 Tabs Total @ 911Tabs
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 Biz Markie - AOL Music
Biz Markie Official Web Site for Bookings, Biz Markie Cartoon, Bio, Gallery, Email list, Biz Markie Alarm Clock, T-Shirts, Mix Tapes and CD's,...
VH1.com presents complete artist information on Biz Markie, including news, bio, message boards, song clips and more.
In 2005, Biz Markie appreared on the television show Celebrity Fit Club,...
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