In this week’s #FridayFlashback segment, we take a look at the iconic Biz Markie interview with WorldWide Entertainment TV in 2019.
The rap legend passed away on July 16th due to diabetes that he had been fighting for more than a year according to reports. The rapper will be sorely missed for his humor and classic material such as “Just A Friend“.
His wife, Tara Hall, reportedly held his hands as he passed in a Baltimore hospital around 6:25 PM, Friday night.
RIP biz markie. The vapors and just a friend will always be 2 of the classic hip hop songs of all time. Rest easy pic.twitter.com/S1zSrxQOgk
— Gotcha Open (@GotchaOpenGamez) July 17, 2021
rest in peace, biz markie!
side note: if you can't hear the fresh prince of bel air scene, we honestly cant be friends… will & carlton are sooorryyyyyy! https://t.co/E3NvrtIwys
— frankquemuel (@frankisadarkboy) July 17, 2021
Damn Rip Biz Markie pic.twitter.com/HLV3Lg6sM9
— Mr.Ewing (@mrewing22) July 17, 2021
In 2019, Biz Markie explains his belief that Canadian hip hop artists are true to the artform and sees icons in the country such as Michie Mee as his counterpart in an exclusive interview with WorldWide Entertainment TV for the ThrowbackFest event.
We also find out other things about the legend such as his favorite television moments and what he feels about artists like Drake taking hip hop into another direction. Brooklyn also gets the tea behind the funny story surrounding 50 Cent wanting Biz Markie to pay up like Teairra Mari. Check out the snippet of the interview below.