Biz Markie

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Is Riff Raff Serious?

    By: Jeff Weiss Riff Raff's hair is a crop circle of braids. His eyes are blue, dilated and deserted. Gold grills glint on his teeth. A boy-band-thin beard zigzags across his face. His chest and neck double as a tattooed billboard for MTV, BET, the NBA, Bart Simpson and Seagram's Seven. To complete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Shawn and Marlon Wayans Play a Game of Musical Word Association

    We all know Shawn and Marlon Wayans from their various roles in, White Girls, Scary Movie, Dance Flic, and the best movie of all time, Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. But real talk, the list goes on and on and one has time for all of that. Since these guys s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    The OCeeker: Friends Church Yorba Linda and the Vapors

    A friend in need is a friend indeed. And if you need Jesus ye heathen, Friends Church Yorba Linda may be the place for you. Your pomade-powered prophet visited the historically Quaker fellowship on Saturday night, taking his place among the lily-white saints and trying to stay awake among a rat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Dellue Is Ready To Hit The Hip-Hop Scene With Something New

    ​ It's been a minute since Dellue, a Long Beach-based underground MC, has hit the stage but all that's about to change. With an eye on 2012, the innovative rapper/producer is readying new music and will give hip-hop heads a glimpse of what's to come when he performs this Saturday in Anaheim. A goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Rocket From the Crypt Reunites--For One Episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.​If there was one good cause to reunite for--that is, other than the fans, of course--it's Yo Gabba Gabba!. Rocket From the Crypt singer John Reis posted this awesome photo on his official Facebook account Friday, along with this caption: AP-ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT REUNITE! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Element Skateboards: Chad Muska's Usage of N-Bomb Not Racist

    TMZ.comChad Muska arguing with one of the security guards.​New York-based pro skater/musician Chad Muska was arrested on July 13 for felony vandalism--tagging his last name on both the El Capitan Theater and a Coffee Bean location in Hollywood. That story in itself, actually, is pretty boring. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Local Record Review: The Aquabats

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    The Aquabats! Reveal New Album Title and Cover Art

    ​The Aquabats just revealed the details of their new album,  Hi-Five Soup! Set for release on Jan.18, Guess who has a cameo in it? Hip-hop rapper/comedian/Yo Gabba Gabba actor Biz Markie! He does his bit in "Radio Down," which was also in the EP Radio Down! released in November. 

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Sleigh Bells at the Detroit Bar Last Night

    Rebecca Aranda/OC WeeklySleigh Bells​Repeater, Sundelles, Pictureplane, Sleigh Bells October 19, 2010 Detroit Bar The Hype: A couple years ago, a kindergarten teacher named Alexis Krauss went to a restaurant with her mother. Their waiter told them that he was working on a music project, and was l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Matt and Kim at the Pomona Glass House Last Night

    Rebecca Aranda/OC Weekly​Matt and Kim, Fang Island, Hawnay Troof October 3, 2010 Pomona Glass House The Hype: Onstage, New York sweethearts Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino become the dynamic duo of Matt and Kim, a friendly and energetic band anchored only by their drum-set and keyboard. Their minim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Sesame Street vs. Yo Gabba Gabba! The Musical Battle for Your Kids' Coolness

    Sesame Street​Sesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2009

    Yo Gabba Gabba! Soundtrack Coming in October

    ​Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba! isn't a typical kiddie fare and anyone that's into music should know that by now, and it's not just those oddly appealing monsters and robots like the Gary Baseman-esque Muno. The show--co-created by Huntington Beach resident/Aquabats lead singer Christian Jacobs, by th ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Why Isn't There More Classic Rap Radio?

    Chuck D: Give this man a Classic Rap radio program, stat! Way back in 1991, I made a prediction that the airwaves would be saturated with Classic Rap Radio by the late '90s/early '00s. That sparkling future obviously hasn't come to pass. Although there are a few such stations on the 'Net (here and ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Soul Survivors

    Todays hip-hop owes a huge debt to De La Souland the tab keeps growing

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    U Shoulda Seen Him On Billboard

    Jud Nesters hot hip-hop single debuts at No. 4

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Give You All a Boy Can Give

    AWOL One did it on purpose

  • Unknown

    May 25, 2000