The Diabolical Biz Markie The Biz Never Sleeps on LP
During the golden age of hip-hop, few labels produced as many classic artists and records as Cold Chillin’ Records. Among the many artists to come from their now revered ranks is the timeless Biz Markie, the famed “Clown Prince of Hip Hop.” Biz’s reputation for playful and mischievous lyrics, and beat-boxing skills has earned him a sterling reputation, not just a mainstay of hip-hop culture, but as a television personality and comedian as well. Traffic Entertainment Group has now partnered with Cold Chillin’ to deliver this re-issue of his most famous album, The Biz Never Sleeps.
More than just a classic in the old school hip-hop pantheon, The Biz Never Sleeps is Biz Markie’s biggest success as a rapper. A certified Gold album, it peaked at #66 on the Billboard 200 charts, and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts in 1989. It also features Markie’s famous hit “Just A Friend,” which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, was named VH1’s 100th Greatest Song in Hip-Hop, and has been covered by numerous artists, from Justin Timberlake, to Mario, to jam band Umphrey’s McGee and was recently featured as the theme song to a Heiniken commercial spot.
The Biz Never Sleeps is considered a standard among golden age hip-hop music, and is a definite must have for any fan of the genre. Also includes a 22” x 22” poster of a never before seen alternative cover photograph by George DuBose.
The Diabolical Biz Markie The Biz Never Sleeps Track Listing:
2. Check It Out
3. The Dragon
4. Spring Again
5. Just A Friend
6. She's Not Just Another Woman (Monique)
7. Mudd Foot
8. A Thing Named Kim
9. Me Versus Me
10. My Man Rich
11. I Hear Music
12. Biz in the Harmony
13. Things Get A Little Easier