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Happy Birthday, Biz Markie!

Somewhere in America, there's a frat house or some teenager blasting "Just a Friend." The song is just that timeless. We have its creator Biz Markie to thank for that. The rapper turns 51 today (April 8).

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Watch Rowlf the Dog Perform Biz Markie’s ‘Just A Friend’ [VIDEO]

A dog may be a man’s best friend but every once in a while, he might get put in the friend zone by a woman. Just watch Rowlf the Dog's video remix of Biz Markie’s classic 1989 song, ‘Just A Friend.'

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50 Cent, Macklemore & Biz Markie Are Getting Their Own Baseball Cards

Topps, arguably the biggest baseball card company in the business, is releasing special cards featuring some of your favorite rappers, including 50 Cent, Macklemore and Biz Markie.

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30 Awkward Style Moments in Hip-Hop

Memorable fails from Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah, Da Brat, Grandmaster Flash, Fabolous, Ice-T, Diddy and Foxy Brown, among others, prove good music isn't enough to steer clear of the fashion police. Check out 30 Awkward Style Moments in Hip-Hop.

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5 Best Songs From Biz Markie’s ‘The Biz Never Sleeps’ Album

We look back at The Diabolical's classic on its 25th anniversary.

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Biz Markie and Channing Tatum Perform ‘Just A Friend’ at Comic-Con [VIDEO]

One of the coolest moments at Comic-Con this year was when Biz Markie came out of nowhere to sing his classic cut 'Just A Friend,' and he got a little help from actor Channing Tatum.

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ICYMI: Nas Celebrates Turning 40, Robin Thicke Tours + More

News you may have missed courtesy of our sister site The Drop:

Life remains good for Nas as the rapper celebrated his upcoming 40th birthday (Sept. 14) in New York City.

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Rap Songs About Women: 25 Classics for Valentine’s Day

Hip-hop and Valentine's Day go together like the cast members of Love & Hip-Hop. Which is to say, well, not that swimmingly. But whatever. Some of the genre's most enduring contributions, in any era, have been songs about the ladies. From A Trib

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Raekwon, Game, Tech N9ne, DMX to Perform at 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

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‘Hip Hop Squares’ Preview: MTV2 Taps Common, Mac Miller, Amber Rose & More for Game Show — Video

"Where will you be," asks MTV2 in the exclusive clip provided to The BoomBox below, "when a party becomes a game show?" The network is talking about "Hip Hop Squares," a reboot of the classic "Hollywood Squares" show set to premiere May 22

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