Biz Markie ‘The Biz Never Sleeps’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 10th October 1989

Label: Cold Chillin

Producers: Biz Markie, Cool V

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“The Biz Never Sleeps is the second studio album by Biz Markie. It was released on October 10, 1989, on Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Biz, his cousin Cool V and seminal producer Paul C, instead of Cold Chillin’ in-house producer Marley Marl. The album proved to be a success, peaking at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as well as producing his most famous song and biggest hit, “Just a Friend,” which made it to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Singles. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 24, 1990. A 2006 Japanese issue includes song “A Thing Named Kim” as track 8. Though out of print for many years, the album was reissued on LP and CD in 2012 by Traffic Entertainment Group.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #10 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1989.

- The single ‘Just a Friend’ comes in at #6 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1989.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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Purchase: Discogs

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