Happy Birthday Biz Markie!

Today is the 43rd birthday of one of my favorite rappers of all time, the Diabolical Biz Markie. Though best known for the song “Just a Friend” on the album The Biz Never Sleeps, it was his debut album (Goin’ Off)that I consider his masterpiece. With songs such as “Vapors’, “Make the Music”, and “Pickin’ Bugars”, this album cracks my top 10 hip-hop albums of all time. I saw the Biz in Philly a few years ago, and he tore it up, though now he spends more time on the turntables than he does rapping.