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Biz Markie

Political Notebook: 'Just a Friend' rapper headlining Ulman fundraiser

Donors at Howard County Executive Ken Ulman's May 10 fundraiser in Fulton will not be the only people meeting rapper and DJ Biz Markie. Ulman, too, for the first time will meet the artist behind the famous comedic hip hop song, "Just a Friend."

"I've got 'You say he's just a friend' forever ingrained in my brain," Ulman said, quoting Biz Markie's 1989 hit.

Ulman said he has never met Biz Markie, and that the rapper's scheduled appearance at the fundraiser was organized by one of the hosts.

"I didn't even know that he lived in Howard County," Ulman said. Biz Markie, whose real name is Marcel Hall, lives in North Laurel and does events...