Biz Markie Dead At 57: LL Cool J, Questlove & More Pay Tribute To ‘Just A Friend’ Rapper

Hollywood and the hip-hop community are mourning the loss of Biz Markie. The “Just A Friend” rapper died on Friday at age 57, passing away peacefully with his wife Tara by his side. Biz’s manager, Jenny Izumi, confirmed the sad news in a statement to NBC and his industry pals paid tribute to his legacy on social media throughout the weekend, with LL Cool J, Questlove, Ice-T and more remembering their late friend and colleague.