The recent loss of hip hop pioneer Biz Markie struck the culture with grief. To honour his memory, the D12 rapper shared rare video footage from Eminem’s 26th birthday party.

The party was held in Detroit iconic venue St. Andrews in 1998, before “The Slim Shady LP” catapulted Em to fame but after he had earned himself a reputation in the game. For Marshall to see Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane of the Juice Crew at his birthday party was a surprise and an honour. Kuniva described the event in the caption:

In honor of a pioneer.

I usually try to keep my personal pics and footage to myself bc people steal them and post like it’s theirs.
So I kept the old ass text up on the screen from the two way. 😉But this was one of the most memorable nights EVER. The first time I met the legends @officialbizmarkie and @officialbigdaddykane at the bro @eminem surprise 26th Bday party we threw him at St. Andrews in Detroit. This was definitely a highlight in my life and I was just as starstruck as Em lol RIP to a GREAT legend who was super cool and showed us all love that night. #NobodyBeatsTheBIZ
#RIPBigProof