January 26th, 2015 17:28 EST
The Muppets' Rowlf Goes Viral Singing Biz Markie's 'Just a Friend' to Miss Piggy
"Rowlf, the piano-playing singing dog of Muppets fame, is going viral after a creative video editor mashed up Biz Markie`s 1989 hit single Just a Friend to footage of Rowlf from The Muppet Show.
In the video, Rowlf takes to the keys to express his apparent unrequited love of Kermit`s squeeze Miss Piggy."
Biz Markie released his hit single "Just a Friend" in 1989, around the same time that the seminal gangsta rap collective NWA was hitting it big with "Straight Outta Compton. "
Biz is a big (emphasis on the big) loveable nerd, and his goofy style of rap was overwhelmed by gangsta rap.
Biz couldn`t make it in today`s rap environment, it you aren`t homophobic, materialistic and misogynist you don`t have a freaking prayer.
But "Just a Friend" is a great song, and this Muppets version is a tribute to the great Biz Markie!
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