All Samples Cleared!

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All Samples Cleared!
Studio album by Biz Markie
Released June 2, 1993 (1993-06-02)
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip-Hop
Length 54:23
Label Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records
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Producer Biz Markie
Cool V
Biz Markie chronology
I Need a Haircut
(1991)
All Samples Cleared!
(1993)
Biz's Baddest Beats
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

All Samples Cleared! is the fourth studio album by Biz Markie. It was released on June 2, 1993; produced by Biz and his cousin Cool V; and was his final studio album released by Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records. The album was not much of a success, only peaking at #43 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, though the single "Let Me Turn You On" made it to #7 on the Hot Rap Singles. The title was a reference to the court battle over an illegal sample Biz used on his 1991 song "Alone Again." This would also mark Biz's last studio album until 2003's Weekend Warrior.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm the Biz Markie"- 4:08
  2. "I'm a Ugly Nigga (So What)"- 4:57
  3. "Young Girl Bluez"- 4:08
  4. "Family Tree"- 2:18
  5. "Let Me Turn You On"- 5:34
  6. "The Gator (Dance)"- 4:03
  7. "Groovin'"- 5:18
  8. "I'm Singin'"- 5:12
  9. "Hooker Got a Boyfriend"- 4:47
  10. "Bad by Myself"- 5:07
  11. "Funk Is Back"- 3:43
  12. "Thanks"- 5:21

Samples[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Samples Cleared! at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 3, 1993). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone