VIDEO: David Byrne Covers Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend”

Artist, songwriter, and all out creative genius David Byrne can almost do no wrong in my eyes. The early Talking Heads records are perfectly creative, addicting, and totally different for their time period. There was a stretch in my life where I fell asleep to my Stop Making Sense DVD every night for weeks on end. But…

He covered Biz Markie.

His intentions were good; the cover was part of a concert to raise awareness that most artists don’t get paid for their radio royalties. It is admittedly a novelty; I wouldn’t expect to hear a recorded version of this anytime soon. But with all of that said, it still just looks like an older white guy trying to rap Biz Markie. You be the judge.

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