Biz Markie - Just A Friend (Official Video)

Biz Markie - Just A Friend (Video) from the album 'The Biz Never Sleeps' (1989)

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[Verse 1]
Have you ever met a girl that you tried to date
But a year to make love she wanted you to wait?
Let me tell a story of my situation
I was talkin' to this girl from the U.S. nation
The way that I met her was on tour, at a concert
She had long hair and a short miniskirt
I just got on stage, drippin', pourin' with sweat
I was walkin' through the crowd and guess who I met
I whispered in her ear, "Come to the picture booth
So I can ask you some questions to see if ya hundred proof"
I asked her her name, she said: "Blah-blah-blah"
She had 9/10 pants and a very big bra
I took a couple of flicks and she was enthused
I said: "How do you like the show?" She said: "I was very amused"
I started throwin' bass, she started throwin' back mid-range
But when I sprung the question, she acted kind of strange
Then when I asked, "Do ya have a man?", she tried to pretend
She said: "No, I don't, I only have a friend"
Come on!
I'm not even goin' for it, this is what I'm goin' sing

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

[Verse 2]
So I took blah-blah's word for it at this time
I thought just havin' a friend couldn't be no crime
'Cause I have friends and that's a fact
Like Agnes, Agatha, Germaine, and Jack
Forget about that, let's go into the story
About a girl named "blah-blah-blah" that adored me
So we started talkin', gettin' familiar
Spendin' a lot of time, so we can build a
Relationship or some understanding
How it's gonna be in the future we was plannin'
Everything sounded so dandy and sweet
I had no idea I was in for a treat
After this was established, everything was cool
The tour was over and she went back to school
I called every day to see how she was doin'
Every time that I called her, it seemed somethin' was brewin'
I called her room, a guy picked up, but then I called again
I say: "Yo, who was that?" "Oh, he's just a friend"
Don't gimme that, don't even gimme that!
Jus' bust this

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

[Verse 3]
So, I came to her college on a surprise visit
To see my girl, that was so exquisite
It was a school day, I knew she was there
The first semester of the school year
I went to a gate to ask where was her dorm
This guy made me fill out a visitor's form
He told me where it was and I was on my way
To see my baby doll, I was happy to say
I arrived in front of the dormitory
"Yo, could you tell me where is door three?"
They showed me where it was for the moment
I didn't know I was in for such an event
So, I came to her room and opened the door
Oh, snap! Guess what I saw?
A fella tongue-kissin' my girl in her mouth
I was so in shock, my heart went down south
So please, listen to the message that I send
Don't ever talk to a girl who says she just has a friend...


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100+ komentarze:

Just paying my respects like every other real rap fan
James Gorski
James Gorski:
Everything thats off about the song is what makes it a masterpiece.
Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane:
This song was ridiculously ahead of it's time. The 80's had no idea how this song will last in pop culture.
Big A The Youtuber
Big A The Youtuber:
"Biz. You got what you need"
"Cuz you'll see all of your friends"
"When y'all meet right at the end"

Rest in Peace Biz.
I don’t know why I’m only finding out about his passing now. RIP, legend. Next time I go to karaoke, I know exactly what I’m singing!
RIP Biz, thank you for this track that everyone can sing along to and serves as great advice too! You will be missed.
Sean Mcloughlin
Sean Mcloughlin:
“Biz Markie is an original, there’s been none like him and won’t be anytime soon, yeah he was a clown, but the world loves a clown for a reason, Biz Markie challenged the preconceptions on who could be a rapper, he wasn’t a gangsta, he wasn’t "slick", he wasn’t a lover man or a pretty boy, he never tried to be, he just was who he was.”
-Todd in the Shadows
Z League - Fortnite
Z League - Fortnite:
Still on my playlist till this day, RIP Biz Markie
David M
David M:
Seeing this again puts into perspective how much simpler the things were just over a decade ago. A simple perfectly imperfect song from a simpler time.
This deserves ALL our respect 🙏
Eric Lorenzo
Eric Lorenzo:
He wasn’t Just a Friend... He was an icon. RIP Biz
Akash Kadlag
Akash Kadlag:
Biz Markie is an Original and so is this classic song.
Rest in Peace Biz.
Uma das musicas que marcou mh adolescência nos bailes aqui no Brasil..tank you Bismarck
Trevor From Canada
Trevor From Canada:
This song is a timeless classic
Moishe Lebowitz
Moishe Lebowitz:
Thank you Biz, for a wonderful tune that really made the 1989-1990 winter much warmer. My little brother would sing along to this song.
Christian Hip Hop
Christian Hip Hop:
Rest in Heaven bro 🙏
Rest in peace Biz Markie, who wrote the song, as well as being in television shows such as SpongeBob and Yo Gabba Gabba.
1964 - 2021
Brilliant song, brilliant lyrics and brilliant clip. Always puts a smile on my face. Rest In Peace Biz!
Rip Markie 😕. We all still here listening to this classic. You're in a better place now, fly high and proud. Thank you for being here whilst it lasted bro 👼🏿🕊️💯
I just found out. I'm heartbroken.
This song is a classic and so is the man who made it.
Benjamin Buford Bubba Blue
Benjamin Buford Bubba Blue:
R.I.P. to the big homie Biz who proved there's something other than gang ish. This song was and STILL is relevant to this day
Georgian C
Georgian C:
Lovely tune heard it for first time on radio now I adore it. This is facts, take this man's life advice this is so dope people
The song you can sing loud af, even if you're tone deaf. Thanks Biz, rest easy in peace.
Ain't even gonna lie

Imo I honestly feel like Tracy Morgan would be a perfect actor to play biz if they ever make a movie about his life in the future
william hornabrook
william hornabrook:
Never realized Biz was the producer on this too. That's amazing. It's one of the most iconic beats ever. Brilliant use of the Freddie Scott sample.
Lil Windex
Lil Windex:
Rest In Paradise Legend. ❤️
miso ramen
miso ramen:
rappers take themselves so seriously these days. we need more stuff like this.
Cassandra Ridley
Cassandra Ridley:
Rest In Peace! You will be missed! To the family! Embrace this song, of your Biz Markie.
Jeffery beaty
Jeffery beaty:
I actually got to see biz live! It was amazing. Fuck what you heard I'll tell you he was an mc like no other. He carried himself with such a presence it wasn't obnoxious like sir mix alot who I also saw live.
definitively one of the best hip-hop songs of the 80's R.I.P man
Ken Martin
Ken Martin:
That off-key singing was one of the most classic moments of hip-hop.
Mindy Mallow
Mindy Mallow:
I loved BIZ so much, he will continue to make me happy the rest of my life every time I hear him. Fantastic. No one else is even close.
I couldn't imagine my childhood without this song
King Tut
King Tut:
When my family & me found out he passed away! Without any music playing. We started all singing the chorus 💗 thank you Biz ‼️
James Gorski
James Gorski:
Biz, you will be sorely missed.
Tevin Sparrow
Tevin Sparrow:
You know Biz confirmed the "You got what I need" part was originally supposed to be sung by multiple people in a chorus but no one showed up so he did it himself?

Seems that may have been for the best because this song is still awesome.
Claudemir Paes
Claudemir Paes:
sensacional biz markie curto muito esse som
l'm from brasil
Curt Carver
Curt Carver:
We lost a true legend this year, R.I.P my man Biz
I always loved him, and when he taught my kid how to beatbox on Yo Gabba Gabba it only sweetened the deal. RIP Biz
Robert Smith
Robert Smith:
Rip to one of the most gifted Emcees in Hip-hop, Biz Markie.
This guy is not just a fire song writer, but the inventor of yo mamma jokes. So inspirational.
Legends keep on living in our Hearts. Biz Markie may your legacy keep on living 🏆RIP
Dios bendiga a este canal que trae tantas joyas auditivas 🔥🔥
Jimmy from PlayStation
Jimmy from PlayStation:
I came to pay my respects to biz markie RIP brother we thank you for teaching us a life lesson
Jack Spry
Jack Spry:
RIP and long live Biz Markie (April 8, 1964 - July 16, 2021), aged 57
You will always be remembered as a legend.
L K:
Rest In Peace Biz Markie. You will be missed. A true pioneer even before Hip Hop grew more diverse you brought your own diversity...
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas:
RIP BIZ! You were part of my very young years! I will always treasure you! Thanks for the memories!!!😘😘😘😘
Luis Altamirano
Luis Altamirano:
Still a timeless classic haha! Gotta love it!
R.I.P. Biz Markie 1964-2021 " same things that make us laugh make us cry ".
Brian C
Brian C:
Amazing work all these years later. Has truly stood the test of time. RIP
Raul Sanchez
Raul Sanchez:
21k people who disliked this video were just a friend

RIP to Biz Markie
Love the piano on this
High key sad how many legends we're losing recently, RIP to the clown prince 👑
Linda cancion, la instrumental me encanta
RIP Biz, one of the greatest of all time
Michael Bell
Michael Bell:
My two young girls couldn't understand why I burst out laughing watching The Book of Life. Cheech dropping this as a Mariachi was just too good. RIP brother
Shini Ryuga
Shini Ryuga:
I'm not a rap fan whatsoever. But it's always a sad day when a man with so much influence on a generation passes away. i don't need to be a fan to pay my respects. Rest in Peace, Biz.
Logan Charles
Logan Charles:
RIP Biz Markie he will always be legend.
xd master
xd master:
I don't ever want to hear this song from anyone else, even if they're a talented singer or singers. It belongs to Biz now and forever. RIP Sir.
RIP Biz thank you for this masterpiece
Kakashi Zabuza
Kakashi Zabuza:
Descanse em paz Biz Markie😭 Lenda
Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray:
My condolences to his family and friends......Rest in peace Biz.
Samual Johnson
Samual Johnson:
i used to love singing this song (badly lol) to my coworkers my senior year :(...legends never die but may you rest in peace
Derek Finlay
Derek Finlay:
Old school hip hop love it rest in peace ✌️ Biz
Biz is a LEGEND 100%
I was listening to this King in 2000
Hip Hop Legend. Rip Biz, Thanks For The Memories 🙏
he is never "just a friend". guy was preaching facts. rest in peace.
Damn this song is fire! It has a nice old school vibe to it. You're next up for sure my man!!
Gabe ghost
Gabe ghost:
Rest easy king this was truly SOMETHING FOR THE RADIO.
Ricardo Diaz
Ricardo Diaz:
RIP Biz, you always had what I need.
We miss you big bro! Thanks for such a timeless song. 😢❤️
Thomas Mantville 34
Thomas Mantville 34:
Biz was more than “just a friend”. Rest in Piece 🙏
Quantina Leavell
Quantina Leavell:
Miss you Biz. Nobody beats the Biz...Rest easy 1<3
Troy Thirkield
Troy Thirkield:
This song is hards hard. R.I.P Biz Markie 🙏🏾🕊
Matthijs Hagedoorn
Matthijs Hagedoorn:
You got what I need, damn crying of happiness when I hear this😭 legends never die! Freddie schot tried to turn this song in to a joke but failed.
This Song Is Very Nice. Strong And Emotional. Love It. Respect! 💙🎈
To a legend who didn't promote violence, misconduct or bring any negativity to the table. He was someone who wasn't afraid to be himself. He's appreciated and was well needed in our hip-hop community. Rest in power Biz
Charlie Steward Jr.
Charlie Steward Jr.:
I remember watching this on "The Box" when I was a kid.

Always made me happy.
Christopher A
Christopher A:
These words still resonate today. RIP Biz.
Seen this as a kid on tv as a kid
was the beginning of my Love for Rap game

Bill Matson
Bill Matson:
Still cracks me up after all these years .
Rest in peace brother
Team New Age
Team New Age:
Rest In Peace legend ❤️
Love this song
Johnny b
Johnny b:
Absolute legend
Blue Lust
Blue Lust:
Rip to a legend absolute classic will forever be a bop
Marcos Aurélio Ferreira
Marcos Aurélio Ferreira:
Parabéns,desde criança escuto esse som in Brazil
“We always honor our people when they die; we've got to honor them while we're still alive.”
- Biz Markie
RIP Legend 💙
Song I can always come back to 💙🙏🏽
Sue Weatherby
Sue Weatherby:
RIP Biz. Heaven's in for a treat.
Sidney Davis
Sidney Davis:
If you're in a room full of people, and you say "you, you got what I need" everybody in the room will say "but you say he's just a friend" "but you say he's just a friend"
so don't try to stand there and tell me this is not a classic!!
Logical Greg
Logical Greg:
I'm here to celebrate the man and say RIP Mr Markie.👏👏
ziggy morris
ziggy morris:
As a kid of the 80’s this was one of the pioneers we grew up with, it’s a huge loss.

R.I.P. Biz
Phoenix Cantú
Phoenix Cantú:
I know I will be listening to him even when I'm old in a nursing home at like a million years old
Rest in peace my legend. you will live in me forever.
Barbara Taylor
Barbara Taylor:
He made me think of Biggie every time I listen to this back in the days it didn’t matter if you was off or on everybody got a chance and never gets old.
Oooohh Baby You...O cara fez o próprio efeito de som. Muito bom.
Biz opened my eyes as a kid to the “fun” side of hip hop. RIP legend.

thanks for this eternal gem
Off The Dome Media Group
Off The Dome Media Group:
Still Dope .. A Classic..R.I.P. Biz..🔥🔥🔥
In God We Trust
In God We Trust:
Rest In Peace Biz Markie🙏🙏🙏
This Classic song has been went down in history💪😎
RIP Biz Markie, Hip-Hop legend