The legacy of Biz Markie will live on forever!
It has been announced that a documentary on his life and career is on the way. On July 17th, the trailer of All Up In The Biz, premiered and an official release date was confirmed.
The documentary was directed by Sacha Jenkin and it features never before seen interviews and footage of the late rapper. In a press release, Jenkins said of the “Just a Friend” rapper, “Biz Markie is the pure essence of hip-hop.”
Jenkins continued, “He believed in, he lived it, he harnessed its powers. Most people don’t know that he used those powers to power up some of the culture’s greatest poets and then some. I was fortunate to meet with Biz when he was alive so to have the opportunity to bring him back to life now that he isn’t here… it’s a special film.”
The film will also feature accounts from people who knew him including Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniel, and Fat Joe. Dapper Dan, Tracy Morgan, and Nick Cannon will also appear in the film.
The documentary will premiere on Paramount+ along with Showtime on August 11th. Biz Markie passed away on July 16th, 2021 after suffering a stroke. He was 57 years old.