What is Biz Markie’s net worth in 2020? The rapper has been dealing with a number of health complications for almost the whole year, and the most recent news sparked a wave of fan curiosity. Sources close to him have revealed Biz Markie is recovering from a stroke that appears to have affected his brain.
‘Just A Friend’ singer Biz Markie’s ill health
According to new revelations, New York rapper, singer, DJ and producer Biz Markie suffered a stroke while in a diabetic coma. 2020 hits some harder than it hits others.
HipHopDX reports that Biz had got his weight under control several years ago – as far back as 2014. He was on the way to losing 140 pounds, motivated by the negative consequences of inaction.
“I wanted to live,” Biz said in an interview with ABC News. “Since I have to be a diabetic, If I didn’t make the changes, it was going to make the diabetes worse. … They said I could lose my feet. They said I could lose body parts. A lot of things could happen.”
Following his recent stroke, Biz is allegedly conscious and able to communicate with his family. Biz has been in a rehabilitation facility and is, according to reports, in good hands.
Meanwhile, fans have shown their support via Twitter and other social media platforms.
What is Biz Markie’s net worth?
Biz Markie, aka Marcel Theo Hall, reportedly has a net worth of $3 million. His most successful, and likely most lucrative, output was the song “Just A Friend”.
Released in 1989, the single became a top 40 hit in several countries. On top of that, in 2008, VH1 listed “Just A Friend” among its 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time. The cable network pools audiences’ votes in order to establish popular favourites.
Also in 2008, MTV branded Biz Markie the “clown prince of hip-hop”.
Biz was born in Manhattan in 1964, and grew up on Land Island. He first gained notoriety performing in colleges in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.