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Thursday Dec 27, 2012 (11pm)



Brooklyn Bowl (Venue Partner)

61 Wythe Ave


Directions: L Train 'Bedford' Stop or G Train 'Nassau' Stop




Since hip-hop's earliest days, Harlem-born Biz Markie has been setting the pace. After gaining notoriety as a comic rapper, a revolutionary sampler (hence the Biz Markie Sample Law), and an old-school beatboxer in the '80s, Biz started his own production company, a custom sneaker line, and today spins records at high-profile parties from his 80,000-album collection. Tonight, the clown prince of hip-hop pleases the hometown crowd with his classic cuts (who can't relate to "Just a Friend"?), distinctive voice, DJ skills, and hilarious antics — and reminds you that you don't need a new album to stay on top of the game.

Chloe Leichman, Flavorpill

Brooklyn Bowl says…

 The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 25 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. At the age of 14, Marcel Hall dazzled his neighborhood under the alias of Biz Markie. First breaking onto the music scene in 1985 as a beat box for Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew, Biz began constructing his own destiny in the mystifying world of rap and hip-hop. Now 15 years later and several years wiser, Biz continues to be universally praised by the ever-fickle and unforgiving hip-hop industry. No easy feat to accomplish, Biz has defined longevity to the highest power and has managed to still be one of the most notable artists and DJs in the industry.