In Hip Hop History Today “Biz Markie released The Biz Never Sleeps” October 10, 1989

The Biz Never Sleeps is the second studio album by Biz Markie. It was released on October 10, 1989, on Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Biz, his cousin Cool V and seminal producer Paul C, instead of Cold Chillin’ in-house producer Marley Marl. The album proved to be a success, peaking at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as well as producing his most famous song and biggest hit, “Just a Friend,” which made it to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Singles. Lou Reed selected the album as one of his ‘picks of 1989’. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 24, 1990 Listen to The Biz Never Sleeps above.

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