Deep Thoughts from Biz Markie


It’s Friday, and we’ve had a long week of climate bill highs (“They’re introducing a bill on Monday! At last!”) and lows (“It’s probably sorta weak!”). So instead of more news, I will leave you with Biz Markie’s special Earth Day rendition of “Just a Friend.”

I would venture that “All we need is a clean energy law/But all they’re just hearing is ‘blah blah blah'” is not his greatest lyrical accomplishment. But, go on, Biz:

I interviewed Biz a few months ago about his involvement with the Repower America campaign. Asked about why he got involved in the movement, he said, “Without the environment, there would be no hip-hop.”

Deep, Biz. Deep.

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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.