Biz Markie is being honored in the wake of his death — with friends, family and loved ones coming out to speak on his behalf in a major celebration of life … and TMZ’s live streaming the event.
The rapper’s funeral took place early Monday in the Big Apple, with a public memorial service to follow … which you can watch in full here.
Al Sharpton is set to deliver the eulogy — and other MCs are also expected to be on hand during the proceedings … including Fat Joe, LL Cool J, Papoose, Big Daddy Kane, Al B. Sure!, Leland Robinson, among others. It’s unclear if any of them will actually deliver remarks.
Word is … Biz will be dressed to the nines, courtesy of the Harlem fashion designer, Dapper Dan.
It’s sure to be an emotional moment for New Yorkers and hip-hop fans alike — as you know, BM was a trailblazer in the genre … and was loved by many before his untimely death.