Friday, August 20, 2010

Interview: Biz Markie For

Yooo, PHH hasn't done too many posts on the Diabolical one...I'm happy that tracked him down to speak on a few things...Some of the topics Biz did discuss: his role on kids TV series Yo Gabba Gabba , Whether he still thinks beat boxing is relevant in Hip-Hop and the possibility of maybe putting out a new album...

-BIG D O Tell us about Yo Gabba Gabba. How did your involvement in the show come about?

Biz: I know the creator of the show and he initially wanted me to do the dance of the day, but due to a back injury I couldn’t, so instead I created “Biz’s Beat of the Day” to teach the kids how to beat box. We did that for the pilot and the response was overwhelming, so I became a part of the show. Do you think the art of beat boxing is still being relevant in the game, because from the mainstream standpoint, it seemed to have faded out?

Biz: In the mainstream, it may seem to have faded out, but it is still very prevalent in the underground scene and overseas, so people are still doing it. The problem is that it is no longer on the front page like rap is, so it makes it seem obsolete, when in fact it’s still very much a part of the culture just like being a DJ.

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