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Hip-hip icons to embark on summer tour

April 3rd, 2014 3:10am EDT
Biz Markie
Hip-hop stars including Dmx and Naughty By Nature are joining the 2014 Masters of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion tour this summer (14).

Following the success of the first Masters of Ceremony concert in January (14), which featured the likes of DMX, Naughty by Nature and Slick Rick, promoters have organised a follow-up trek, starting 11 July (14) in Miami, Florida.

Rappers Biz Markie, Rakim, Das EFX, Big Daddy Kane, Special Ed, EPMD and Black Sheep will also join the jaunt.

The Masters of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion tour will also make stops in Los Angeles, Oakland, California and Atlanta, Georgia...

Kate Upton, Snoop Dogg, Biz Markie Team Up For WTH Hot Pockets Promo

October 10th, 2013 11:50pm EDT
Kate Upton Hot Pockets
Supermodel Kate Upton and rapper Snoop Dogg have teamed up for a bizarre new video promoting microwaveable meal Hot Pockets.

The two unlikely co-stars are joined by former talk show host Larry King and perform a parody of Biz Markie's "Just A Friend".

The new jingle, titled "You Got What I Eat", also features Oliver Cooper and Bow Wow in an attempt to get people who actually eat Hot Pockets to vote on whether or not it's the new "premium cuts of meat" or the new "buttery seasoned crusts" that keep fans coming back for more.

The song features updated lyrics sung by Biz (and lip-synched by...

Biz Markie promotes diet soda brand after dramatic weight loss

September 10th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Biz Markie
Rapper Biz Markie has become a spokesperson for sugar-free soda company Zevia after losing 140 pounds (63.5 kilograms) with the help of the beverages.

The Just a Friend hitmaker tipped the scales at 385 pounds (174.6 kilograms) but decided to change his lifestyle after doctors told him he had high blood pressure and was borderline diabetic.

He explains, "I just kept eating. I'd eat, eat, eat, not exercise, go to sleep, eat and eat. I looked up in the mirror and said I had to make a change if I was going to continue to live."

Biz Markie, real name Marcel Theo Hall, began cutting sugar out...

Remembering Old School Music Classics

August 29th, 2008 9:25am EDT
Biz Markie
It might be the music that Rihanna is now discovering. Or, it may be the same music that inspired P. Diddy to get into the game and be where he is today. Whatever the case may be, old school music was all of that back in the day. Jams were light - hearted at best, about having a good time, bringing a good laugh, sharing a moral story, making a social commentary, or, just something to chill too. Going waaaay back, here are some goodies that are now old school classics.

1. Positive K - "I Got a Man"

Does persistence pay? Who knows? However, the interaction in Positive K's song...

Hot Guys Slideshow: Sexy Hip-Hop Abs & Six Packs

August 25th, 2008 2:20pm EDT
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There's no shortage of hot bodies in hip-hop. Luckily rappers are never shy about taking their shirts off to show off their six packs. Enjoy a look at some of the sexiest abs in hip-hop today! When you're done be sure to let us know your favorite(s) in the comments!


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Rock The Bells Festival Rings In The Stars

August 5th, 2008 4:59pm EDT
The Rock The Bells rap festival was an all-star affair on Long Island, New York on Sunday when Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes and Slick Rick made surprise appearances. Jay-Z stunned rap fans at the Jones Beach event when he joined Nas for two songs.

The two rap heavyweights performed "Black Republican" and Jay-Z's "Success" anthem.

Meanwhile, Rhymes gave the reunited A Tribe Called Quest's headlining spot a little star power when he joined them for a version of "Scenario."

And Method Man and Redman's set was awash with special guests - DJ Kool, Slick Rick, Keith Murray and EPMD all join...

Defining Greatness: The One-Hit Wonder Scale

February 26th, 2008 11:14am EST
Vanilla Ice
Probably the most underrated term in the music industry is the "One Hit Wonder." Popularized in the 80s, one hit wonders are either regarded as artists with one hit (like Deee-Lite’s "Groove is in the Heart"), or artists who produced a song that everybody knows (like "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors).

However, the truth of the matter is that one hit wonders actually come in many shapes and sizes. There are hits that are huge one day and laughable the next, there are hits that are mildly spectacular at first but ultimately propel the careers of the artists who recorded them, and there a...

Cuba Gooding Jr. To Play Marley Marl In Hip-Hop Biopic

December 18th, 2007 8:33am EST
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. is to play rapper Marley Marl in a new biopic about New York's hip-hop pioneers the Juice Crew. Rap star David Banner is slated to play Biz Markie in the film and newcomer Keke Palmer will portray Roxanne Shante.

Idlewild star Jackie Long will fill the role of Big Daddy Kane, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Lindsay Lohan Kicked Out As Reebok DJ

May 30th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has been dumped as the co-DJ of a Thursday night Reebok launch event. The star is unlikely to attend the Old School Vs New School bash, where she was set to join pal Steve Aoki on the turntables, after checking into rehab on Monday.

And now Reebok bosses have told her she's no longer welcome after hitting the headlines over the weekend for crashing her car in Beverly Hills. She was later charged with drunk driving.

Instead, Aoki will DJ alone, while Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh will also join the party.

-Lindsay Lohan Pictures

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Celebrity Birthdays, April 8

April 8th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Patricia Arquette
Happy Birthday to "Battlestar Galactica" actress Katee Sackhoff (1980), rapper Chino XL (1971), "Medium" star Patricia Arquette (1968), actress Robin Wright Penn (1966), DJ/rapper Biz Markie (1964), British musician/singer Julian Lennon (1963), Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin (1962), "The Dukes Of Hazzard" star John Schneider (1960), New York Yankee pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter (1946; d. 1999), and legendary Canadian actress Mary Pickford (1892; d. 1979).

Rhymefest Drops Major Label Debut July 11

June 23rd, 2006 12:55pm EDT
With the humor of Biz Markie, the lyrical viciousness of Kool G Rap and the storytelling brilliance of Slick Rick, Grammy Award winning rapper Rhymefest is confirmed to release his highly anticipated major label debut album Blue Collar on July 11 on Allido/J Records.

Since winning a Grammy in 2004 for co-writing Kanye West's "Jesus Walks," along with the release of his first single (and Dave Meyers-directed video) "Brand New," -- and countless exclusive mixtapes in between -- Rhymefest has been dubbed the "one to watch" by critics and fans alike. Now with the July 11 release of Blue Co...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 8

April 8th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Patricia Arquette
Happy Birthday to "Battlestar Galactica" actress Katee Sackhoff (1980), rapper Chino XL (1971), "Medium" star Patricia Arquette (1968), actress Robin Wright Penn (1966), DJ/rapper Biz Markie (1964), British musician/singer Julian Lennon (1963), Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin (1962), "The Dukes Of Hazzard" star John Schneider (1960), New York Yankee pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter (1946; d. 1999), and legendary Canadian actress Mary Pickford (1892; d. 1979).

VH1 Counts Down Top 100 Toys Of All Time

March 1st, 2006 2:30am EST
VH1 proves that you are never too old to love toys with its latest countdown of the 100 most famous toys from your childhood. From board games to dolls to video games and those gadgets you couldn't live without, VH1 will count down the top 100 toys of all time with "I Love Toys, premiering Monday-Friday, March 6 - 10, beginning at 9PM ET/PT each night.

From Lego to Mr. Potato Head to Barbie and Candy Land, the offbeat nostalgia show will bring viewers an in depth look at the wonderful world of toys that defined pop culture during their youth. The journey to rank the top 100 toys of al...

True Crime: New York City To Feature Over 80 Authentic New York Music Tracks

November 7th, 2005 10:10am EST
True Crime: New York City
More than 80 eclectic songs from NYC raised or transplanted bands that span such diverse genres as punk, hip hop, hardcore and rock bring true East Coast flavor to Activision, Inc.’s highly anticipated True Crime: New York City video game. The in-game soundtrack features licensed tracks from some of the biggest names in music from Bob Dylan, The Ramones and Blondie to Run DMC, Public Enemy and DMX, as well as new music from Redman, including “Rush The Security” from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild and two original tracks written for the game. True Crime: New York City, set to hit store s...

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