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Biz Markie

Rapper, Beatboxer, DJ, Comedian, Singer & Reality TV Personality; Best Known for "Just a Friend"

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The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. At the age of 14, Marcel Hall dazzled his neighborhood under the alias of Biz Markie. His music scene debut began in 1985 as a beat box for Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew. From then Biz began constructing his own destiny in the mystifying world of rap and hip-hop. Now 30 years older and immensely wiser, Biz continues to be universally praised by the ever-fickle and unforgiving hip-hop industry. No easy feat to accomplish, Biz is the definition of longevity and has managed to remain one of the most notable artists and DJs in the industry.

Born to embrace hip-hop, Biz is originally from Harlem but later moved to Long Island where he gained notoriety by his early teen years for beat boxing and rhyming. The Biz began his journey by beat boxing his way into hearts of hip-hop lovers and delivering humorous, witty rhymes that made him loveable and admired by music fans all over. You can find Biz spinning and performing amongst almost every major celebrity in America and abroad. He has under his belt such mega-events as The Grammy’s After Parties, The Pre-Oscar Party, Will Smith Movie Premiere Events, Chris Rock’s “No Apologies” tour, events hosted by The Magic Johnson Foundation, State Farm (50 Million Pound Challenge), ESPN as well as for such annual occasions as the Super Bowl, NBA Allstar Weekend, CIAA Weekend, Essence Festival and many more.

Biz Markie shows no signs of stopping. He currently DJs and performs in club and concert venues all over the world, consistently booking over 175 shows a year. “Just a Friend” made VH1’s list of 100 greatest hip-hop songs of all time. Biz’s television credits include Nick Jr’s Yo Gabba Gabba doing “Biz’s Beat of the Day”, Sharknado II, Spongebob Squarepants, Nick Cannons Wild N Out on MTV, MAD TV, Hip-Hop Squares, VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, and In Living Color. Biz has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Meredith Vieira Show.

Other projects include Listerine, Zevia, commercials for Lucky Charms, Radio Shack and Heineken, TuneUp Media, and designing a sneaker with Pro Keds. The Biz Markie brand has also achieved commercial success for corporate sponsors such as Capt’n Crunch, Verizon, Pepsi Cola Corporation, Budweiser and more. Biz also provides music entertainment for various political fund-raising and awareness events. With more than 30 prosperous years in the entertainment industry, Biz Markie continues to maintain his longevity while pioneering innovative works. Biz moves with ease through multiple genres outside of the Hip Hop world, having worked with The Rolling Stones, Will Smith and the alternative rock band The Flaming Lips just to name a few. Simply put, Biz Markie is one of the most sought after Entertainers in the business to date.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Biz Markie for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Biz Markie for your next private or corporate function.
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Biz Markie

Rapper, Beatboxer, DJ, Comedian, Singer & Reality TV Personality; Best Known for "Just a Friend"

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Biz Markie Biography

The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. At the age of 14, Marcel Hall dazzled his neighborhood under the alias of Biz Markie. His music scene debut began in 1985 as a beat box for Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew. From then Biz began constructing his own destiny in the mystifying world of rap and hip-hop. Now 30 years older and immensely wiser, Biz continues to be universally praised by the ever-fickle and unforgiving hip-hop industry. No easy feat to accomplish, Biz is the definition of longevity and has managed to remain one of the most notable artists and DJs in the industry.

Born to embrace hip-hop, Biz is originally from Harlem but later moved to Long Island where he gained notoriety by his early teen years for beat boxing and rhyming. The Biz began his journey by beat boxing his way into hearts of hip-hop lovers and delivering humorous, witty rhymes that made him loveable and admired by music fans all over. You can find Biz spinning and performing amongst almost every major celebrity in America and abroad. He has under his belt such mega-events as The Grammy’s After Parties, The Pre-Oscar Party, Will Smith Movie Premiere Events, Chris Rock’s “No Apologies” tour, events hosted by The Magic Johnson Foundation, State Farm (50 Million Pound Challenge), ESPN as well as for such annual occasions as the Super Bowl, NBA Allstar Weekend, CIAA Weekend, Essence Festival and many more.

Biz Markie shows no signs of stopping. He currently DJs and performs in club and concert venues all over the world, consistently booking over 175 shows a year. “Just a Friend” made VH1’s list of 100 greatest hip-hop songs of all time. Biz’s television credits include Nick Jr’s Yo Gabba Gabba doing “Biz’s Beat of the Day”, Sharknado II, Spongebob Squarepants, Nick Cannons Wild N Out on MTV, MAD TV, Hip-Hop Squares, VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, and In Living Color. Biz has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Meredith Vieira Show.

Other projects include Listerine, Zevia, commercials for Lucky Charms, Radio Shack and Heineken, TuneUp Media, and designing a sneaker with Pro Keds. The Biz Markie brand has also achieved commercial success for corporate sponsors such as Capt’n Crunch, Verizon, Pepsi Cola Corporation, Budweiser and more. Biz also provides music entertainment for various political fund-raising and awareness events. With more than 30 prosperous years in the entertainment industry, Biz Markie continues to maintain his longevity while pioneering innovative works. Biz moves with ease through multiple genres outside of the Hip Hop world, having worked with The Rolling Stones, Will Smith and the alternative rock band The Flaming Lips just to name a few. Simply put, Biz Markie is one of the most sought after Entertainers in the business to date.

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  • How to book Biz Markie?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Biz Markie for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Biz Markie, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Biz Markie or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Biz Markie?

    Booking fees for Biz Markie, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Biz Markie, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Biz Markie?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Biz Markie for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Biz Markie for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Biz Markie or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Biz Markie or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Biz Markie is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Biz Markie for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Biz Markie generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are The Cool Kids, Mike Stud, Chrisette Michele, Kelly Price and Mack Wilds. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Biz Markie for an upcoming event.

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