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Biz Markie’s Connection to Dockers Baffles The Wall Street Journal

Dockers, described by The Wall Street Journal as "a brand best known for unhip Dad pants during the casual-Friday '90s," enlisted Biz Markie to D.J. during their fall 2011 presentation the other day, to the befuddlement of the Journal reporter in attendance. So, why the unlikely pairing?

"Well, somebody contacted me and, you know, I like Dockers...I wear Dockers," he said, though he was clad in baggy gray sweatpants and a white t-shirt. "They're comfortable. I'm a comfortable man." Pause. "Dockers is a mature jean. You can wear it anywhere." Pause. "Eh, plus, I just love Dockers."

At this point a publicist came to do damage control, stating that Biz Markie's presence was part of the brand's attempts to update its image. But this was far less interesting to the reporter, whose last question revealed his true reason for attending:

"Can I still beatbox?" [Biz Markie] asked in an as-if manner before demonstrating: "Bip pra kik bidda kkik kkik."

Dockers, DJ: Good Fit? [WSJ]

Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

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