Roland Martin has confirmed that legendary rapper, and DJ, Biz Markie had died. He was 57.
BREAKING NEWS: Biz Markie has died. His spouse has confirmed to me in a textual content message. #RolandMartinUnfiltered
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 17, 2021
Biz had hits within the late 80’s, early 90’s with “Make the Music with Your Mouth Biz,” “Only a Pal,” and “Vapors.” The human beat-boxer even had a dance named after himself referred to as “The Biz Mark.”
“The information of Biz Markie’s passing just isn’t true,” Jenni Izumi wrote in a written assertion. “Biz remains to be beneath medical care, surrounded by professionals who’re working onerous to supply the perfect well being care potential. Biz’s spouse and household are touched by the outpouring of affection and admiration from his buddies, friends, and followers alike. Right now, we ask to your continued ideas and prayers throughout this troublesome time.”
Markie was reportedly hospitalized in 2020 for an sickness that was associated to Sort II Diabetes and reportedly suffered a stroke.
Celebrities took to Twitter to ship condolences.
Rattling. Rattling. 😢😢😢😢
He was a love! 💔💔💔
Relaxation In Peace, Biz Markie. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/rMfCu7fTqM
— Holly Robinson Peete ⭐️💖 (@hollyrpeete) July 17, 2021
Relaxation In Peace. This artificial my chortle, cry, and really feel such pleasure. You can be missed !! The incomparable #bizmarkie Not only a buddy, an inspirational soul. pic.twitter.com/UnsAwTqBQ7
— Tamron Corridor (@tamronhall) July 17, 2021
This one hurts baad … RIP to my Aries bro… ahhh man @BizMarkie rattling im gonna miss u so so many reminiscences.. hurts dangerous. My FRIEND
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) July 17, 2021
We misplaced one other Rap legend Mr. Biz Markie, an American rapper, singer, DJ, document producer, actor, comic, and author. He’s finest identified for his 1989 single “Only a Pal”! To loads of us he was greater than Only a Pal. R.I.P. Prayers going out to the household & buddies. Bootsy🤩 pic.twitter.com/URnUMKIQdB
— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) July 17, 2021
Relaxation In Peace Biz Markie pic.twitter.com/0LBIuf9Hja
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 16, 2021
Now it has been confirmed. Relaxation in peace to a rapping icon.