Biz Markie, the pioneering rapper, producer, and beatboxer whose good-humored, and eccentric personality along with his innovative music made him one of Hip-Hop's immense personalities, died on Friday, July 16th, at the age of 57. His presence was undeniable and certainly made a mammoth impact on helping both Hip-Hop and pop culture at large reach audiences across the globe.
In honor of the Legendary Biz Markie, BronxNet will re-broadcast the 38th Anniversary of the legendary Bronx nightclub Disco Fever with a night of OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP: Fever Re-Union Throw-Back Concert. The concert, which originally aired on May 9th 2015, was in association with the Lehman Center for performing Arts and Sal Abbatiello of Fever Records.
The Fever Re-Union concert features performances by KURTIS BLOW “The Breaks,” ROB BASE “It Takes Two,” SUGARHILL GANG “Rappers Delight,” BIZ MARKIE “Just A Friend,” GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL & SCORPIO of THE FURIOUS FIVE “The Message,” SOULSONIC FORCE “Planet Rock,” SWEET G “Games People Play,” MC SHAN “The Bridge,” FEARLESS FOUR “Rockin It,” T-SKI VALLEY “Catch the Beat,” SPYDER-D “Smerphies Dance,” SPOONIE GEE “Spooin’ Rap,” BUSY BEE STARKI “Running Things” and more. Hosted by SAL ABBATIELLO and DR BOB LEE. Music by DJ MARLEY MARL, DJ HOLLYWOOD and DJ BRUCIE B.
Tune in to watch on BX OMNI Channels 67 Optimum/2133 FiOS in the Bronx, and online at bronxnet.tv on the following dates and times: