Biz Markie talks 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' kids show; says he's a 'founding father' of beatboxing

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Rapper Biz Markie brings hip-hop to a new generation on Nick Jr.’s hit children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba!

The show, which premiered in 2007 and stars Lance Robertson and Biz Markie, is not only popular with preschoolers, but also their parents.

During an interview with theGrio, Biz Markie talked about his role on Yo Gabba Gabba! and the future of the beatboxing.

“I didn’t like what was on TV for the kids,” Biz Markie said in an interview with theGrio. “So a guy, Christian and Scott…We all got together and made Yo Gabba Gabba!”

The 49-year-old rapper also talked about the importance of young children being exposed to the fundamental elements of hip-hop.

“It’s important because it’s a natural thing where you can grow and use your imagination. Everything is digital these days, but with hip-hop you can use your imagination.

Fans of Biz Markie can currently see him on tour in A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!, presented by Citi.

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