American rapper and actor, Biz Markie, near the offices Warner Bros. Records (owners of his record label, Cold Chillin’), Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, 6th April 1988. (Photo by David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Biz Markie on 30 years of 'Just a Friend': 'I just wanted to make a story rap record, not to go pop'
Three decades on, the song has still got what you need
UNITED STATES - MAY 14: Photo of GRAVEDIGGAZ; Gravediggaz in NYC 14 May 1994 (Photo by David Corio/Redferns)
Prince Paul, RZA, Frukwan, and Poetic's 6 Feet Deep — which turns 25 this month — is a venerated classic that spawned its own subgenre