Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Biz Markie "Just A Friend" + Happy Born Day

Biz Markie Just a Friend 1989 Lyrics

Happy Born Day to the human beatbox legend, Biz Markie! He turned 56 today and to celebrate another cycle, a look at the video and lyrics to his hit, 'Just a Friend.' The melody for 'Just A Friend' came to Biz Markie while he was asleep, can you believe that? Biz has also said that he composes most of his songs in the bathroom & off the top of his head. If you can write songs between the bed and toilet, you've got yourself a pretty good system, lol. These days, however, I see Biz Markie mostly behind the turntables. I moved to a smaller city a couple years ago and in year one, he visited twice for DJ gigs. A real humble dude, it was an honor to meet him and I think the industry misses artists like Biz in the limelight, whose character was only exceeded by his talent. It's also impressive, as a DJ, that Biz Markie has custom Technics SL-700s for 7" records and they are allegedly the only ones in the world. OG status! Now, let's go back to 1989 for 'Just a Friend,' which he wrote (lyrics above) and produced (video below) ... "I asked her name, she said Bla Bla Bla" lol.