‘Being a Friend’: The Obamas Sent Letter of Condolences To Biz Markie’s Wife

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Last month, BLACK ENTERPRISE reported the death of the legendary hip-hop icon, rapper, and DJ, Biz Markie, real name, Marcel Theo Hall, as fans and his peers in hip-hop mourned him. Funeral services for the rapper took place on Aug. 2 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.

As people celebrated his life yesterday, TMZ reported that former President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama wrote a letter of condolences for the rapper and sent it to Biz Markie’s wife, Tara Davis.