The Biz Never Sleeps

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The Biz Never Sleeps
Studio album by Biz Markie
Released October 10, 1989 (1989-10-10)
Recorded 1989
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 49:02
Label Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records
26003
Producer Biz Markie
Cool V
Biz Markie chronology
Goin' Off
(1988)
The Biz Never Sleeps
(1989)
I Need a Haircut
(1991)
Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" from The Biz Never Sleeps

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The Biz Never Sleeps is the second studio album by Biz Markie. It was released on October 10, 1989, on Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Biz, his cousin Cool V and seminal producer Paul C, instead of Cold Chillin' in-house producer Marley Marl. The album proved to be a success, peaking at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as well as producing his most famous song and biggest hit, "Just a Friend," which made it to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Singles. Lou Reed selected the album as one of his 'picks of 1989'.[2] The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 24, 1990.[3]

A 2006 Japanese issue includes song "A Thing Named Kim" as track 8.

Though out of print for many years, the album was reissued on LP and CD in 2012 by Traffic Entertainment Group.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dedication"- 4:02
  2. "Check It Out"- 4:01
  3. "The Dragon"- 4:08
  4. "Spring Again"- 4:03
  5. "Just a Friend"- 4:00
  6. "She's Not Just Another Woman (Monique)"- 3:46
  7. "Mudd Foot"- 4:16
  8. "A Thing Named Kim"- 4:44
  9. "Me vs. Me"- 4:47
  10. "My Man Rich"- 3:44
  11. "I Hear Music"- 3:01
  12. "Biz In The Harmony"- 4:16
  13. "Things Get a Little Easier"- 4:12

Samples[edit]

A Thing Named Kim

Biz in Harmony

Check It Out

Dedication

I Hear Music

Just a Friend

Mudd Foot

My Man Rich

She's Not Just Another Woman (Monique)

Spring Again

The Dragon

Things Get a Little Easier

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