After Biz Markie’s death on Friday night, numerous tributes in honor of the rapper’s legacy flooded social media. On Saturday, the Beastie Boys’ Mike D remembered the trio’s long-time friend in a tribute posted on the group’s social media platforms.
“We are so grateful to have had so many unforgettable experiences with the truly unique and incredibly talented Biz Markie. We will very much miss his presence in many ways. In the 90s, Biz showed up a lot at our G Son studio in Atwater [Village], CA. Of course, every visit would start with a visit to the candy store – in this case it was actually a liquor store across the street. Even so, he would always return happy with a brown paper bag full of goodies. Once he got his sugar fixed, he usually grabbed a microphone and sang whatever he wanted and looked at us like we knew exactly what to play – and somehow he was usually right, ”wrote Mike D.
“Biz was a completely unique musician. Nobody else could beatbox – make beats and grooves and sounds like him, ”he added.
“He never missed a beat, human beatboxing and a cappella singing without reinforcement. He was unstoppable. Biz, we love you and we miss you and we are so grateful for everything we could and could do together in the time we had, “concluded Mike.
Biz Markie appeared in the Beastie Boys in 1992 Check your head on “The Biz vs. the Nuge” and later a cover of Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets”, which appeared on the T. appearedhe sounds of science Anthology. Biz also played sets at the Beastie Boys ‘Tibetan Freedom Concerts in the late’ 90s.
The full statement posted on the Beastie Boys social accounts can be found below.