Biz Markie, who rapped the classic song Just A Friend, dies at 57 from ...

Biz Markie, who rapped the classic song Just A Friend, dies at 57 from ...
Biz Markie, who rapped the classic song Just A Friend, dies at 57 from ...
Biz Markie, the Just A Friend rapper whose legal troubles altered the makeup of hip-hop, dies at 57 from complications of diabetes

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Biz Markie, the rapper who rose to fame with the one-hit wonder Just A Friend, has died at age 57.

The hip-hop legend died at a Baltimore hospital on Friday night from complications of diabetes, TMZ reports.

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Although Markie was best known for his instantly catching song and other tunes, he inadvertently helped to end an era of unchecked sampling in hip-hop as the result of a 1991 lawsuit against him.

End of an era: The rapper Biz Markie, who rose to fame with the one-hit wonder Just A Friend, died Friday at age 57 from complications related to his type 2 diabetes, TMZ reported; seen in 2018 in LA

End of an era: The rapper Biz Markie, who rose to fame with the

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