Marley Marl Shows How He Made ‘Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz’

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Marley Marl sits down with Dubspot to reveal “the recipe” behind the classic Biz MArkie cutt ‘Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz’.

He uses his trusted kick and snare (The Honey Drippers‘ “Impeach The President” intro drum beat) but this time around he has switched-up the beat pattern, using the hi-hats to create ghost notes. To complete the beat, Marl adds a sub-heavy, off-beat 808 kick drum, a sampled/sped-up piano melody from Issac Hayes, and some shakers which he created by recording his own voice.

So besides Biz’ mouth, that’s Marley’s voice you’re hearing there too. Take notes, kids.


1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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