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March 1: Biz Markie Releases His Debut Goin’ Off (1988)

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#OnThisDateInHipHop, Biz Markie released his debut album Goin’ Off on Cold Chillin / Warner Bros. Led by Vapors, Biz Markie’s album would peak at 90 on the 2pac 200. #NoTypo.

#OnThisDateInHipHop, Kendrick Lamar released his JAY-Z-assisted Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe remix. Kendrick was surprised by Top Dawg with the verse during a ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron listening session in New York on February 28th, 2013.

When asked about the collaboration and his remix verse that he penned after he heard Jay’s verse, Kendrick told MTV:

You really can’t prepare. Jay-Z came and just humbled the whole record, so you just gotta go for what you know. When I heard that thing he sent back I said to myself, ‘I can’t be no floozy on this mother—er for sure’, all them years of being in the studio, all them years of writing, all them years of freestyling and just being a student of the game don’t mean sh– if I can’t live up to this track, at least by a little bit being beside a legend in it. I was so excited it took me a day.

Kendrick Lamar, MTV Interview | 03/19/2013

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