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Biz Markie, hip-hop star known for ‘Just a Friend’ and beatboxing skills, dead at 57 – National

Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57. Markie’s representative, Jenni Izumi, said the rapper-DJ died peacefully Friday evening with his wife by his side. The cause of death has not been released.“We are grateful for the many calls and…
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