This past weekend during All-Star weekend festivities, I ended up at a really dope party courtesy of the good folks at Hennessy. *skips humble brag sentences*. Nas was there. Common was there. But the guy I really wanted to meet was Biz Markie. And here’s why.
For those of you who don’t know, I have an awesome four-month old baby boy lovingly named 2Bibz. Every morning Bibz cranes his neck around and isn’t satisfied until the iPad is in his face and Yo, Gabba Gabba is playing. One of his favorite segments is whenever Biz Markie does his beatboxing. Bibz starts kicking his legs and getting hype and I love watching him get so excited. So, when I knew I was in the same building as Biz Markie, I made sure to meet and thank him for being a part of introducing the culture to my son and helping provide those really cute moments for me in the morning.
So I walked over to Biz and said, “I just wanted to let you know, I have a four month old and -“
He cut me off, “YO GABBA GABBA!” then he rolled his eyes and walked off. Clearly he was perturbed by me mentioning the show while he was with his rap friends, and gets approached about it all the time. But here’s my issue:
1. I don’t recall ever calling Biz Markie and telling him to take the job on a kid’s show on Nickelodeon. So don’t get upset that you chose to take the gig.
2. I don’t know how much they’re paying over at Nickelodeon, but I know it’s more than anything else Biz Markie is doing at 2013. I’d be willing to bet he doesn’t hate the job enough not to go to the bank twice a month to deposit those nice little checks.
3. Someone explain to me how else a four-month old would know how Biz Markie is if not for Yo, Gabba Gabba. It’s not like I’m running around with “Vapors” blasting over the house speakers all day. Just be happy you’re remotely relevant to a new generation of fans.
4. Maybe he isn’t upset that he’s recognized for Yo, Gabba Gabba and instead was just annoyed that some loser came up to him at a club to talk about his kid. Maybe he just didn’t think I was worth his time. In that case, f*ck you, Biz.
I just don’t understand someone who seems to resent the thing that has kept him semi-relevant and is keeping his lights on. So since it pisses Biz off so much, let’s look at some of his most memorable Yo, Gabba Gabba moments. You’re welcome.