PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A funeral for New York rapper Biz Markie was held today on Long Island.
As CBS 2’s Nick Caloway reports, after a lifetime of making music and making people laugh, Biz Markie’s name was on the marquee one last time.
It was “Just A Friend,” his ode to a broken heart, that shot rapper Biz Markie to stardom in 1989. It was his biggest hit, reaching platinum status.
After a long career rapping and beatboxing, Biz Markie reinvented himself as a successful DJ, inspiring younger generations of artists all along the way.
“So I would use his beatboxing skills and I studied...