Biz Markie, Rapper Known For “Just A Friend,” Dies At 57

Biz Markie, Rapper Known For “Just A Friend,” Dies At 57

Biz Markie, Rapper Known For 'Just A Friend,' Dies At 57

Biz Markie, whose hit “Just a Friend” climbed the charts in 1989, died on Friday.

New York, United States:

Innovative American rapper, DJ and producer Biz Markie, whose hit “Just a Friend” climbed the charts in 1989, died on Friday, aged 57, in accordance with media studies.

Representatives introduced the rapper’s passing, saying he died along with his spouse by his aspect, Rolling Stone journal reported.

No explanation for dying was given for the rapper, whose actual title was Marcel Hall, however he had handled well being points in recent times associated to Type 2 diabetes, studies added.

Also recognized for songs like “Pickin’ Boogers” and “Chinese Food,” the New York-born Biz Markie earned the nickname the “Clown Prince of Hip-Hop.”

New York mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted his condolences within the wake of the information.

“Biz Markie turned hip hop on its head and introduced that New York humorousness to audiences internationally,” he wrote.

“We’re mourning a real son of Harlem tonight.”

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