Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Biz Never Sleeps
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
The clown prince of hip-hop, Biz Markie disappeared into obscurity just a couple of years after this album was released, in large part owing to a legal battle. Hip-hop has lacked for Biz's absence (except for his occasiona... more »
The clown prince of hip-hop, Biz Markie disappeared into obscurity just a couple of years after this album was released, in large part owing to a legal battle. Hip-hop has lacked for Biz's absence (except for his occasional appearance on a Beastie Boys or De La Soul track), and this album is the reason. Biz had some serious skills (listen to the rap he busts out with on the hilarious "Mudd Foot"), but he usually shelved them for a deliberate, toned-down delivery punctuated by an affected stutter. His lyrics tend toward high-school-level humor, and his production may often be minimal, but Biz's best work--including the bulk of this CD--communicates a joy that hip-hop often lacks. --Randy Silver
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You can't go wrong with the Biz.
Sir Deuteronomy McClurkin, esq. | America | 01/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok ok ok... I've heard it before from many people, including myself. "Rap isn't my kind of music." And while I admit I am not a rabid rap fan, especially of today's breed, I enjoy this album. Biz knew how to rhyme, he knew how to be hillarious, he knew how to be serious, and God knows he knew how to give shout-outs (as he did on every track of this album). Ok, so the last part may make him seem a bit pretentious... but do not let that get in the way. This album is great... a good antithesis to today's style of rap. Biz raps about Springtime, body odors, "friends", as well as anti-drugs. No egotistical sexism, no racism, and no excessive, boring curising. Great rhymes. So if you ever get the chance to run across this album, give it a spin... you may find it quite enjoyable.The one who shalt never be Lester Bangs--
No need to question yourself
Kurt Hungus | TX | 03/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Good Stuff one of the best by Biz check it check it check it check it"
Biz Markie Rox The House!
Teresa | CALIFORNIA | 01/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh my god Biz Markie is the greatest singer alive! His song just a friend is the best song in the whole world. I recommend that you buy this CD even if you don't like rap you should buy it cuz it's great. Trust me you won't be disappointed. PS: BIZ ROX!"