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Marcel Theo Hall

(1964-04-08)April 8, 1964
Died July 16, 2021(2021-07-16) (aged 57)
Spouse(s) Tara Hall (m. 2005–21; Markie's death)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • guitar
Years active 1983–2021
Associated acts

Marcel Theo Hall (April 8, 1964 – July 16, 2021) was an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, record producer, comedian, actor and reality television personality who was better known by his stage name, Biz Markie.

Markie was born on April 8, 1964, in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City. He was probably best known for his 1989 song, "Just a Friend". He married Tara Hall in 2005.

Biz Markie was honored as being the "Clown Prince of Hip Hop".

Markie died on July 16, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland, from diabetes-related problems, aged 57.



Year Album
1988 Goin' Off
1989 The Biz Never Sleeps
1991 I Need a Haircut
1993 All Samples Cleared!
2003 Weekend Warrior

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