In 1989, Biz Markie’s Just a Friend was one of the original rap/pop crossover hits to receive major radio airplay. It’s the first song I ever remember listening to where a rapper actually sang as well.
For the past several years it was played at Fenway Park every time Kevin Youkilis came up to bat. The crowd would chant “Yooouuuuk, you got what I need…” In fact, Youkilis and Biz Markie collaborated on this spectacular local car dealer commercial last year:
For those not aware of the “Youk” cheer, it always sounded as if the fans were booing. Next time he comes to Fenway it most likely actually will be boos; Kevin Youkilis is now a New York Yankee. Here’s the original song video:
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