🔊🥳Today, April 8, 1964, Biz Markie was born Marcel Theo Hall in New York, New York. On April 12, 1990, Biz Markie’s ‘Just a Friend’ single was certified platinum by the RIAA. The song is a self-production, included on Biz Markie’s sophomore studio album “The Biz Never Sleeps,” and it peaked at no. 9 on the Hot 100. And, “The Biz Never Sleeps” peaked at no. 66 on the Billboard 200.