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I Need a Haircut
I Need a Haircut
Studio album by Biz Markie

Released

27 August 1991

Recorded

1990-1991

Genre

Hip hop

Length

52:38

Label

Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros.

Producer

Biz Markie (also exec.), Cool V, Benny Medina (exec.), Tyrone Williams (exec.)

Biz Markie chronology

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The Biz Never Sleeps (1989)

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All Samples Cleared! (1993)

I Need a Haircut is the third studio album by American rapper Biz Markie, released in 1991 on Cold Chillin' Records. The album was produced by Biz Markie and co-produced by his cousin Cool V. The album gained infamy for its song "Alone Again", which resulted in a lawsuit from Gilbert O'Sullivan, whose song "Alone Again (Naturally)" was sampled without authorization. The court ruled that sampling without permission can qualify as copyright infringement. The judgment changed the hip hop music industry, as any future music sampling had to be pre-approved by the original copyright owners to avoid a lawsuit. Biz later poked fun at his misfortunes by titling his next album All Samples Cleared!.

The album was a minor success, making it to #113 on the Billboard 200 and #44 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. 

TracklistingEdit

All songs produced by Biz Markie and co-produced by Cool V.

No. Title Performer(s) Time
1. "To My Boys" Biz Markie 5:10
2. "Road Block" Biz Markie 3:56
3. "Let Go My Eggo" Biz Markie 3:54
4. "What Comes Around Goes Around" Biz Markie 4:05
5. "Romeo and Juliet" Biz Markie 3:42
6. "T.S.R. (Toilet Stool Rap)" Biz Markie 2:34
7. "Busy Doing Nuthin'" Biz Markie 3:53
8. "I Told You" Biz Markie 3:55
9. "Buck Wild" Biz Markie 4:31
10. "Kung Fu" Biz Markie 5:00
11. "Take It from the Top" Biz Markie, Capital T, Diamond Shell, Felle Fel, Backspin 6:44
12. "Alone Again" Biz Markie 2:51
13. "On and On" Biz Markie 5:14
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