Rap veteran Biz
Markie is preparing to drop his fourth album, Weekend Warrior. The release
is the first full length album from the beatboxing/rapping/DJ in ten years.
Biz has spent the
past years DJ’ing at high profile events and colleges across the United States.
Biz has one of the biggest music collections, with over 30,000 45 RPM records
and over 50,000 12" inches.
been through it all but I’m going to keep it movin’ until I can’t
do it anymore," Biz said of his longevity and staying power in hip-hop.
Biz Markie entered
the rap scene in 1985 at the tender age of fourteen. He earned his stripes as
the beat box back up for Roxanne Shante of the legendary "Juice Crew,"
which counted Marley Marl, Mr.Magic, Fly Ty, Big Daddy Kane, Craig G, Kool G
Rap, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, MC Shan, Masta Ace, Debbie D, Glamorous, TJ
Swan and others as members.
Biz signed his
first deal in 1988 with Prism/Cold Chillin’ Records and gained notoriety as
the first rapper in history to be sued for not clearing samples.
As a result, his
critically acclaimed album, I Need A Haircut was yanked from shelves
for using a portion of Gilbert O’Sullivan’s hit, "Alone Again (Naturally)."
His newest release
features such heavyweights as P.Diddy, Erick Sermon, Jazzy Jeff, Elephant Man
Production is handled
by Chucky Thompson, Megahertz, Kevin Brown of Touch Of Jazz, J-Zone, Paul Nice,
upcoming producer O.C. and Biz himself.
hits stores November 3 in Europe and November 18 in the United States.