Biz Markie, an essential thread in the COOGI sweater of OG hip hop, has been hospitalized for the past 2 weeks due to complications with Diabetes.

The “Just a Friend” rapper has been battling Type II Diabetes for years, and in a 2014 interview shares the severity of his disease, “[Doctors] said I could lose my feet. They said I could lose body parts. A lot of things could happen.”

Markie’s family says that he is being cared for and they expect a positive result from his treatments. 

We here at YCV believe that we should take time to enjoy the music we love, the people we care for, and the short time that we’re alive.

Too often, life passes us by- pushing, kicking, speeding by as it does. We experience almost everything in this existence- passion, pain, love, joy, heartbreak, and euphoria. We don’t appreciate the ones that we have till they’re gone and we rarely tell our friends and family we love them enough. 

So, on this Monday morning, we extend our thoughts to the Biz, and think about life a bit. Before we go about the rest of our days, let’s all sing together:

“You, you got what I need
But you say he’s just a friend
And you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You got what I need
But you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You got what I need
But you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend”

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