All Up In The Biz

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 100 MINUTES | English |


Documentary, Music, Expressions of Black Freedom

New York native Biz Markie remains a hip-hop icon despite his untimely death in 2021. Best known for his 1989 Top 40 hit “Just a Friend”, Markie was a rapper, beatboxer, songwriter, and producer who was fondly referred to as the clown prince of hip-hop. Markie performed all over the world and made cameo appearances in TV shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, In Living Color, and The Tonight Show, and films including Men in Black II and Sharknado 2.

In All Up in the Biz, Director Sacha Jenkins weaves together a collage of dynamic celebrity interviews, rare archival footage, reenactments with puppets, and playful animation to share the personal and professional story of Biz Markie and the mark he left on hip-hop history and the music industry around the world.––Dan Hunt

In Person

Closed Captions available

Sun June 18 - 6:30 PM
Closed Captions available

*Rush Tickets available at venue except for Beacon Theatre
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre. The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.

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Directed by Sacha Jenkins

Sacha Jenkins
Andre Wilkins, Djali Brown-Cepeda
Sacha Jenkins, Andre Wilkins
Ethan Mills
Jason Pollard, Alma Herrera-Pazmino
Production Company
Mass Appeal
Biz Markie, Tara Hall, Nick Cannon, Tracy Morgan, Big Daddy Kane, Fat Joe, Daryl McDaniels, Doug E Fresh, Dapper Dan, Prince Paul, Rakim, Marley Marl


Press Contact
Lauren Kleiman
Phone: 3102345138