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All Samples Cleared!
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Studio album by Biz Markie

Released

June 2, 1993

Recorded

April 1992 - February 1993

Studio

BMV Studios
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Genre

East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, boom bap

Length

54:23

Label

Cold Chillin' Records / Warner Bros. Records

Producer

Biz Markie (exec.), Cool V, Grand Daddy I.U., Benny Medina (exec.), Todd Ray, Salaam Remi, Tyrone Williams (exec.)

Biz Markie chronology

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I Need a Haircut (1991)

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Weekend Warrior (2003)

All Samples Cleared! is the fourth studio album by Biz Markie. It was released on June 2, 1993 through Cold Chillin' Records and Warner Bros. Records. Recording sessions took place at BMV Studios in Elizabeth, New Jersey from April 1992 to February 1993. Production was handled predominantly by Biz Markie himself, with additional production work by Salaam Remi, Grand Daddy I.U., T-Ray and Cool V. The title was a reference to the court battle over an illegal sample that Biz used on his 1991 song "Alone Again".

The album was not much of a success, only peaking at #43 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums. All Samples Cleared released the singles "Young Girl Bluez" and "Let Me Turn You On"; the latter made it to #7 on the Hot Rap Singles).

This would be the last Biz studio album that was released by Cold Chillin', and his last studio album until 2003's Weekend Warrior.


Track listing[]

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I'm the Biz Markie" Biz Markie Biz Markie 4:08
2. "I'm a Ugly N*!^a (So What!)" Biz Markie Biz Markie 4:57
3. "Young Girl Bluez" Biz Markie Salaam Remi 4:08
4. "Family Tree" Biz Markie Biz Markie 2:18
5. "Let Me Turn You On" Biz Markie Biz Markie 5:34
6. "The Gator (Dance)" Biz Markie Salaam Remi 4:03
7. "Groovin'" Biz Markie Biz Markie 5:18
8. "I'm Singin'" Biz Markie Todd Ray 5:12
9. "Hooker Got a Boyfriend" Biz Markie Grand Daddy I.U. 4:47
10. "Bad by Myself" Biz Markie Cool V 5:07
11. "Funk Is Back" Biz Markie Biz Markie 3:43
12. "Thanks" Biz Markie Biz Markie 5:21


Samples[]

I'm the Biz Markie

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by The Mad Lads
  • "Funky Sensation" by Gwen McCrae
  • "It's My Beat" by Sweet Tee and Jazzy Joyce
  • "Jungle Jazz" by Kool & the Gang

I'm a Ugly N*!^a (So What!)

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey
  • "The Def Fresh Crew" by Roxanne Shanté

Young Girl Bluez

Family Tree

  • "Super Good" by Vicki Anderson

Let Me Turn You On

  • "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead

The Gator (Dance)

  • "Get Up, Get Involved and Get Into It" by James Brown

Groovin'

  • "Make Your Own Temple" by Nat Adderley

I'm Singin'

  • "Get Out of My Life Woman" by Grassella Oliphant
  • "Put on a Happy Face" by Dick Van Dyke
  • "Singin' in the Rain" by Gene Kelly
  • "Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland

Hooker Got a Boyfriend

  • "Sister's Got a Boyfriend" by Rufus Thomas

Bad by Myself

  • "I Can Do Bad by Myself" by Maxx Kidd

Funk Is Back

  • "Get Out of My Life" by Joe Williams and The Jazz Orchestra
  • "Take It From the Top" by Biz Markie

Thanks

  • "Child In The World" by Elaine Brown