THE BIZ NEVER SLEEPS BY BIZ MARKIE TO BE RE-RELEASED
created: February 11th, 2012 11:53 am
 

The timeless Biz Markie, the famed "Clown Prince of Hip Hop" is one of the classic artists of hip hop's golden age. Markie's reputation for playful and mischievous lyrics as well as beat-boxing skills made him a mainstay of hip-hop culture and a television personality.

The Biz Never Sleeps is considered a standard among golden age hip-hop music, and is a definite must-have for any fan of genre. More than just a classic in the old school hip-hop pantheon, The Biz Never Sleeps is Biz Markie's biggest success as a rapper. A certified Gold album, it peaked at #66 on the Billboard 200 charts, and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts in 1989. It also features Markie's famous hit "Just A Friend", which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, was named VH1's 100th Greatest Song in Hip-Hop, and has been covered by numerous artists, from Justin Timberlake, to Mario, to jam band Umphrey's McGee.

Scheduled for release on February 28th, for the first time ever in an extended format, this re-issue comes housed in a handsome 6 panel digipak. The project features never before seen photography from original Cold Chillin' art director and photographer George DuBose, as well as 12" versions and remixes of the hit singles "Spring Again" and of course "Just A Friend," all previously never available on CD format.

Official track list:

1. Dedication
2. Check It Out
3. The Dragon
4. Spring Again
5. Just A Friend
6. She's Not Just Another Woman (Monique)
7. Mudd Foot
8. A Thing Named Kim
9. Me Versus Me
10. My Man Rich
11. I Hear Music
12. Biz In the Harmony
13. Things Get A Little Easier
14. Just A Friend (12" Version)
15. Just A Friend (Instrumental)
16. Spring Again (Club Mix)
17. Spring Again (12" Remix)
18. Spring Again (Dub)