Here’s a Look Back at the Amazing Talents of Biz Markie in 1988 (Video)

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Biz Markie may be one of Hip-Hop’s most underrated talents. Perhaps because he was a perennial jokester, people sometimes overlook his prodigious abilities as both an MC and a human beat box. However, with witty punchlines, far out sonics and a willingness to take on any subject matter, Biz stands shoulder to shoulder with Hip-Hop’s elite.

Here’s a look back at a 1988 interview Biz had with Tim Westwood. Over the course of little more than three and a half minutes, he freestyles, raps an a capella version of “Pickin’ Boogers,” and showcases the differences in beat box styles between him, Doug E Fresh and Buffy “The Human Beat Box” from The Fat Boys, all while fielding questions from the interview. It’s an awesome display of just how versatile Biz is as an entertainer. Check out the video.

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