Best of ’88: Biz Markie on the ‘Dead Real’ Stories of ‘Vapors’

Best of ’88: Biz Markie on the ‘Dead Real’ Stories of ‘Vapors’
30 years later, 1988 still stands as rap’s greatest year. The lyrical molotovs of ‘Nation of Millions’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton, the post-modern (and pre-lawsuit) free-for-all of sampling, the national spotlight of a new show called ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ and much more. To celebrate 30 years, Rolling Stone’s Best of ’88 explores the 10 greatest songs from those explosive 12 months. See our previous entries on Rob Base and D.J. E-z Rock, Epmd, Run-dmc, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Slick Rick and Mc Lyte.

In only his third year of hip-hop fame, Marcel “Biz Markie” Hall
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