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Biz Markie Was More Than “Just A Friend” (feat. Lynnée Denise and Dart Adams)

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“His fingerprints are all over the culture.” On this week’s episode, we pay tribute to the great Biz Markie, the legendary rapper, deejay, sampler, and emcee who passed away earlier this month. Hanif invites hip hop experts, Dart Adams and DJ Lynnée Denise onto the show, to celebrate the fullness of Markie’s legacy-- someone who masterfully used humor to create a persona that could always get a crowd roaring. We explore how Biz Markie was so much more than the clown prince or his hit song “Just A Friend,” but rather, a musician whose legacy continues to touch all of hip hop. For the playlist of songs curated for this episode, head over to https://bit.ly/oos-biz-markie.

/ Music In This Week's Episode /

Biz Markie, Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz

Biz Markie, Pickin' Boogers

Biz Markie, Biz In Harmony

Biz Markie, Spring Again

Biz Markie, Groovin

Biz Markie, Bad By Myself

Biz Markie, Nobody Beats The Biz

/ Show Notes /

Dart Adams is the voice behind the blog Poisonous Paragraphs. Lynnée Denise runs the School of Thought blog. 

You can read Dart Adams’ work in his 2019 essay collection, “Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book of Dart.”

The cultural and commercial history of sampling is explored in greater detail in the 2009 documentary film, Copyright Criminals, referenced here by DJ Lynnée Denise.

Hanif mentions the photo of Chuck D holding up the names of rappers who have passed in recent months.

/Credits/ 

This show is produced by work by work: Scott Newman, Jemma Rose Brown, Babette Thomas, Mayari Sherina Ong and by Hanif Abdurraqib. The show is mixed by Sam Bair. 

 

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