Biz Markie, the singer of the timeless hit song Just a Friend, has passed away. Markie also referred to as the clown prince of hip-hop, passed away on July 16. He was a record producer, DJ, vocalist, and rapper. Nobody Beats the Biz, Make the Music with Your Mouth Biz, and Pickin Boogers are among Biz’s greatest hits. He was born on April 8, 1964, in Harlem, New York, and goes by the name Marcel Theo Hall.
The rapper, who goes by Markie in his neighborhood, claimed that Busy Bee Starski served as the model for his given name, Biz. Markie later adopted the moniker clown prince due to his impromptu and lighthearted rhyming style. Was the rapper survived by his wife, but did he have any children? For more information, keep reading.
Fun Dad Biz Markie was!
In the 1980s, the rapper from Harlem became famous. In the previous ten years, Markie developed his acting and radio show hosting careers. In the most recent years, he vanished from view. Markie was rather active on social media, but he kept his private life private. After his tragic demise, it was discovered that the rapper had two children.
His 16-year wife Tara Davis Hall is left behind. She was a model and had been in several advertisements before getting married to Biz. In 2005, the couple exchanged vows in a small ceremony. Averi, their daughter, and an unnamed toddler son were their two children together.
When it came to father’s day, Tara wrote about Biz as a father, saying, “You can only imagine what kind of Dad Biz is fun, fun, fun! Happy Father’s Day, @officialbizmarkie, and to all the Loving Fathers out there, keep making memories.” Tara posted some images of her children and their father.
As to Tara’s Instagram account, she and her daughter Averi have a small business called Lynn Scents. “soy candles made with essential oils featuring a variety of high-quality fragrances.” according to the company’s website. It also says that Tara took the effort to teach her adolescent daughter the value of owning a business.
Biz Markie Will Be Known as the Goodwill Ambassador!
The kindheartedness and modesty of Markie are not unusual. The late rapper’s humorous demeanor will live on in infamy. Biz’s followers were amused to see him on the well-known children’s television program Yo Gabba Gabba in addition to the fact that he was the creator of some of the best hip-hop singles.
Dj Lance Rock, the host of Yo Gabba Gabba, said to Rolling Stone, “Not only was he a tall guy, a big guy, he just has this oversized personality,”
Lance added, “He Was the Ambassador of Goodwill.” as he recalled several touching incidents from his time spent with Biz on the program.
Markie had a career spanning more than three decades and made appearances in Men in Black II, Kung Faux, and The Andy Milonakis Show.
Markie was admitted to the hospital in 2020 as a result of severe Type 2 diabetes problems. According to reports, the rapper passed peacefully next to his wife and kids.