Born Marcel Hall in Harlem, N.Y., Biz Markie strived to be hip-hop's fourth Stooge, that goofball kid in the classroom who just had to hog the attention; he eventually found it with 1988's 'Goin' Off,' his independent debut and proof that rap didn't always have to take itself seriously.

Case in point: 'Pickin' Boogers' --- a quirky track so obviously made for a 12-year-old you can't help but chuckle.

The album generated a strong fan base and was followed by 'The Biz Never Sleeps,' which spawned the gonzo hit, 'Just a Friend.'

 

 

 

Listen to Biz Markie's 'Pickin' Boogers'