Retro Hip Hop Song of the Day: Biz Markie – Just a Friend

Toronto – One of those songs you hear often, but not too often, I was reminded how good this track was after watching Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake’s history of rap part 2. Featuring a sample of Freddie Scott’s You Got What I Need, this track by Biz Markie highlights all the great things about hip hop around the late 80s and early 90s – great narratives, innovative samples and a dedication to flow. Rarely did these rappers write songs about how rich they are or how many cars they had. A memorable track with a memorable story, it’s odd that this was BIz Markie’s only major hit song. Check it out.

Biz Markie – Just a Friend by user5378078

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