All Samples Cleared!

All Samples Cleared! is the fourth studio album by rapper Biz Markie. Produced by Biz Markie and his cousin Cool V, it was released on June 2, 1993, and was Biz Markie's final studio album released by Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records. The title references a court battle over a sample Markie used on his 1991 song "Alone Again".

All Samples Cleared!
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 2, 1993 (1993-06-02)
Recorded1992-1993
GenreHip hop
Length54:23
LabelCold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records
45261
ProducerBiz Markie
Cool V
Biz Markie chronology
I Need a Haircut
(1991)
All Samples Cleared!
(1993)
Biz's Baddest Beats
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA–[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

The album peaked at #43 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, though the single "Let Me Turn You On" made it to #7 on the Hot Rap Singles. It was Markie's last studio album until 2003's Weekend Warrior.

Track listingEdit

  1. "I'm the Biz Markie"- 4:08
  2. "I'm a Ugly Nigga (So What)"- 4:57
  3. "Young Girl Bluez"- 4:08
  4. "Family Tree"- 2:18
  5. "Let Me Turn You On"- 5:34
  6. "The Gator (Dance)"- 4:03
  7. "Groovin'"- 5:18
  8. "I'm Singin'"- 5:12
  9. "Hooker Got a Boyfriend"- 4:47
  10. "Bad by Myself"- 5:07
  11. "Funk Is Back"- 3:43
  12. "Thanks"- 5:21

ChartsEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ All Samples Cleared! at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 3, 1993). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone
  4. ^ "Biz Markie Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2017.