When it comes to the music industry in America, rappers are a big part of that industry. Among all those rappers, one such famous rapper is Biz Markie, who has been a lot in the news lately. He recently came into the limelight when rumors about his death started to circle. The rapper was admitted to a hospital in 2020 when his condition worsened due to his diabetes. Since then, there were speculations about his health deteriorating even further. The rumors of his death started in the previous month of June when images of the rapper started to circulate on various social media platforms stating that the rapper had passed away at the age of 57.
His manager, Jenni Izumi, later dismissed the rumors in a statement informing everyone that the rapper was alive. More information was shared by reporter Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson in his tweets which also denied the rumors but stated that the rapper was under medical care in the hospital and had severe brain damage. This news brought relief to the fans, but the fight for life is still on for the rapper. All this limelight has brought in a lot of curiosity among fans and non-fans to know more about Markie’s life and career. In this article, we will talk more in-depth about the rapper’s personal life. Also, we will discuss his net worth and some facts related to his career and achievements. The internet has been flooded with questions about him. So, we needed to bring out more information to the fans and readers.
Biz Markie’s Net Worth
Currently, in the year 2021, Biz Markie’s Net Worth stands at an estimated amount of $3 million. Although considering his fame, popularity, and long career, his net worth seems to be a bit low. But why is it so? The fame, the popularity he has gained is a reward for all that work done over the years. As a result, his earnings have become a hot topic of discussion nowadays. Therefore, in this article, we have focussed more on his net worth and earnings over the years. Since the fake rumors of his death, people have been more aware of the rapper. They have wanted to know more about his belongings. Similarly, there has been a lot of buzz about his fortune and net worth.
One of the major reasons for his relatively low net worth seems to be his long-going illness due to diabetes. Markie was first diagnosed with diabetes in the year 2014. It looks like his illness had a long-lasting impact on his career. His number of appearances was reduced due to it. He probably didn’t release as many albums since then. Considering all this, we can assume that this was one of the reasons behind his low net worth today. However, one cannot deny the fact that Markie had to work a lot harder in his life to reach the place where he is at today.
Biz Markie: His Career and Achievements
Biz Markie is better known for the Golden Age and Comedy Hip-Hop genres. Apart from being a famous rapper, he is also known as a Disk Jockey, Record Producer, and actor. Markie has been a better part of the music industry for a long period of 36 years and is yet to contribute more. He has worked for various music labels like Cold Chillin’ and the well-known Warner Brothers. He debuted with his album “Goin’ Off,” which was a massive hit and jump-started his career in the year 1988.
Like every other artist out there, “Biz Markie” was the stage name taken upon by Marcel Theo Hall during the start of his career. Through his long and well-known career, he has been given several other names. But the most highlighted and biggest title of his career was “Clown Prince Of Hip Hop”. In Markie’s long career, he has given some amazing music albums. This has been a helping hand behind his recognition among the audience in America and globally too. Some of his well-known works in music are ” Weekend Warrior”, “I Need A Haircut”, “On The Turntable”, and “All Samples Cleared!”. On the other hand. he has received various accolades for his tracks. One of his singles from the year 1989 was among the top 40 hits in several countries. The same single known as “Just A Friend” also received the RIAA: Platinum certification.
More About Biz Markie
Biz Markie was born in Manhattan on the 8th of April 1964. However, he grew up on Long Island and later went on to Longwood High School and graduated in the year 1982. To make a name for himself, Markie went to New York and first started performing in the city nightclubs. But the real kickstart to his career came when he gained some actual recognition by performing at colleges in states like Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Though he is mostly known as a rapper, Biz has been a part of some major Hollywood blockbuster movies like Men In Black 2, The Meteor Man, and Big Fun In The Big Town. He also made appearances on various tv shows like Yo Gabba Gabba, Celebrity Fit Club, Hello Nasty, and many more.
Looking into Biz’s personal life, there has not been much to know about the rapper since he has kept his personal life and family mostly private. What we know so far is that he has been married to his wife Tara Davis since 2005. He has often posted some photographs of his wife on his social media account. Other than that, there has not been much to gather about his wife since she has decided to stay out of the limelight. With the recent news about his hospitalization, Markie’s family has only asked for support from his fans through their thoughts and prayers.