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Biz Markie Albums


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''I Need a Haircut'' is the third album by Biz Markie. It was released on August 27, 1991, on Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Biz Markie and his cousin Cool V. The album was a mild success, making it to #113 on the Billboard 200 and #44 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, however the album forever changed the hip-hop industry because of the album's 12th track, "Alone Again." Biz was served a lawsuit by Gilbert O'Sullivan, because of "Alone Again" featuring an unauthorized sample from his song "Alone Again (Naturally)." The resulting case was Grand Upright Music, Ltd. v. Warner Bros. Records Inc., in which the court granted an injunction against the defendants to prevent further copyright infringement of the plaintiff's song by sampling and referred them for criminal prosecution. The judgment changed the hip hop music industry, requiring that any future music sampling be preapproved by the original copyright owners to avoid a lawsuit. Biz would poke fun at his misfortunes, naming his next album ''All Samples Cleared!''

After Cold Chillin' ended its deal with Warner, the album was repressed with the illegal track removed.

I Need A Haircut (Parental Advisory)
Label: Traffic Entertainment Group Inc. Distribution
Release Date: 2007-09-04
Duration: 52:52

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