August 10, 2021

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  From the Soundboard is a program that usually focuses on concerts regardless of genre. This is where the artist and (or) group perfects the art of the call and response with its audience. On Tuesday, August 3 @ midnight (that’s Monday into Tuesday), we will focus pay tribute to the individual that was affectionately known as The Clown Prince of HIp-Hop.  He was born Marcel Theo Hall, but the world knew him as Biz Markie.
Biz Markie‘s inclination toward juvenile humor and his fondness for goofy, tuneless, half-sung choruses camouflaged his true talents as a freestyle rhymer. The Biz may not have been able to translate his wild rhyming talents to tape, but what he did record was worthwhile in its own way. With his silly humor and inventive, sample-laden productions, he proved that hip-hop could be funny and melodic without sacrificing his street credibility. [Stephen Thomas Erlewine – All Music Guide]