Born as Marcel Theo Hall, Biz Markie is an American rapper, beat-boxer, DJ, comedian, singer, reality television personality, and commercial spokesperson. He began making music in the early 1980’s and recorded his first set of demos in 1988 when he signed with Gold Chillin’. Later that year, his first album, Goin’ Off has released. Just one year after, Biz Markie broke into the mainstream with his song, “Just a Friend” and reached the top ten.
His album, “The Biz Never Sleeps” went Gold and put him at the top of the hip-hop world. In 2003, he released “Weekend Warrior” for Tommy Boy. In 2005, he appeared on Celebrity Fit Club. In 2008, Biz's single "Just a Friend" made #100 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest hip-hop songs of all time.