He was 57 years old.

The rapper, born Marcel Theo Hall, died Friday in Baltimore.

He had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in his late 40s and said that he lost 140 pounds in the years that followed.

“Just a Friend” was his first and only Top 10 hit, but Biz Markie was more than a one-hit wonder. If you love the earworm chorus of that song, turn on the chest-puffing “Nobody Beats the Biz,” or his ode to mining for nose gold, “Pickin’ Boogers.”

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