Biz Markie’s Good Taste

Nobody beats the Biz when it comes to hoarding sneakers. Boasting a collection of more than 5,000 shoes, Biz Markie (née Marcel Theo Hall) has roots deep in hip-hop and in footwear. The legendary disc jockey’s prowess was called upon by Pro-Keds for a collaboration on a special edition of the brand’s 69er style last year. Here the Biz sounds off on personal style and where he first fell in love with music.

My personal style is …

Earliest music memory:
“Listening to a tape of the L Brothers back in the eighth grade.”

Favorite place to grab a bite:
“Taste of Seafood in Harlem on 125th Street. I really like fish.”

Top sneaker haunts:
Packer Shoes in Teaneck, N.J., and West in New York

I never leave the house without …
“My keys.”

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