Biz Markie, Kool Moe Dee, and Nice & Smooth are set to perform The Wilbur Theatre as part of Together Festival on Saturday May 18th, 2013 at 8:00pm.
The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 26 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. Biz continues to be universally praised by the ever-fickle and unforgiving hip-hop industry. No easy feat to accomplish, Biz is the definition of longevity and has managed to remain one of the most notable artists and DJs in the industry. Even after 26 prosperous years in the entertainment industry, Biz Markie continues to maintain his longevity while still pioneering innovative works.
A member of one of the original hip-hop crews, Treacherous Three, Kool Moe Dee became a solo star in his own right in 1986, when he signed to Jive Records, teamed with Teddy Riley on the crossover hit “Go See the Doctor,” and released his self-titled debut album. Kool Moe Dee continued to impress both listeners and critics alike with his second release, “How You Like Me Now,” and four successful follow-up albums. Kool Moe Dee’s incalculable influence on Hip-Hop is ever present today, coupled with a legacy that spans decades.
New York City rap duo Gregg Nice (born Gregg Mays) and Smooth Bee (born Daryl Barnes), best known for their comedic rhymes and catchy hooks, debuted in 1989 at #26 on the Hip Hop/R&B chart with their self-titled first album. “Nice and Smooth” single “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow,” which dealt with the issues of poverty, AIDS and drugs, was a sizable hit in the R&B and hip-hop circuit. With five top ten singles on the Billboard Rap Chart and a discography which encompasses the Golden Age of Hip-Hop, Nice and Smooth are true pioneers of the Hip-Hop tradition.
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