Funeral Service For Biz Markie Set For Monday, With Rev. Al Sharpton To Deliver Eulogy


Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize iconic hip hop artist Biz Markie at a funeral service on Lengthy Island on Monday, which might be attended by hip hop royalty.

Sharpton’s group, the Nationwide Motion Community, introduced particulars of the funeral on Friday. It would happen Monday on the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Hip hop artists Fats Joe, LL Cool J, Huge Daddy Kane, and different contemporaries are anticipated to attend.

In a tweet posted Friday, Sharpton stated Markie “touched the world together with his infectious smile, wonderful vitality, and Hip-Hop hits.”

Sharpton’s tweet was accompanied with a photograph of him and Markie talking collectively on the ESSENCE Competition a number of years in the past.

In accordance with TMZ, Markie may have an open-casket and might be wearing “a customized outfit designed by Harlem style icon Dapper Dan.”

Markie, who was born Marcel Theo Corridor, died on July sixteenth. Although the reason for dying was not publicly disclosed, Markie reportedly suffered from Sort 2 diabetes.

Born in Harlem and raised on Lengthy Island, Markie was a identified beatboxer enjoying at Manhattan nightclubs. He rose to stardom following the discharge of his tune “Only a Buddy,” which debuted in 1989 on his second album, “The Biz By no means Sleeps.” The tune established Markie as a fun-loving, musically disjointed singer who was later dubbed The Clown Prince of Hip Hop. It additionally put the tune within the High 40 Listing, enjoying everywhere in the world.

Following the success of his tune, Markie can be a staple within the hip hop trade. On high of the Grammys and Oscars, Markie was identified to have booked 175 exhibits a 12 months. He was additionally an everyday on the youngsters tv present “Yo Gabba Gabba!” on Nick Jr. and “Spongebob Squarepants”.

In accordance with TMZ, a personal household viewing runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., which can then be adopted by the funeral service from 1:30-3:30 p.m. TMZ and BET are anticipated to dwell stream the occasion at 2 p.m.