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The Biz Never Sleeps
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October 10, 1989




Hip hop




Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records


Biz Markie, Cool V

Biz Markie chronology


Goin' Off (1988)

Next album

I Need a Haircut (1991)

The Biz Never Sleeps is the second studio album by Biz Markie, released in 1989 on Cold Chillin' Records. The album was produced by Biz Markie and his cousin Cool V instead of the Cold Chillin' in-house producer Marley Marl, who had produced the entirety of Biz's debut album Goin' Off (1988).

The album proved to be a success, peaking at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It produced Markie's most well-known and commercially successful song, "Just a Friend", which made it to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rap Singles. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on 24 April 1990.

The album was reissued by Traffic Entertainment Group on CD and LP in 2012.

Track listing[]

All songs performed by Biz Markie. All songs written by M. Hall. All songs produced by Biz Markie and co-produced by Cool V.

No. Title Length
1. "Dedication" 4:02
2. "Check It Out" 4:01
3. "The Dragon" 4:08
4. "Spring Again" 4:03
5. "Just a Friend" 4:00
6. "She's Not Just Another Woman (Monique)" 3:46
7. "Mudd Foot" 4:16
8. "Me vs. Me" 4:47
9. "My Man Rich" 3:44
10. "I Hear Music" 3:01
11. "Biz in the Harmony" 4:16
12. "Things Get a Little Easier" 4:12