80's Rap Icon Biz Markie Will Compete at a Brighton Cook-Off

Chef Biz. Photo: Facebook/Biz Markie

Yeah, we were surprised, too. But the man behind such enduring classics as "Just a Friend" has what you need: food! Yes, Markie is also a health food nut; he even teaches healthy cooking classes in Washington, D.C. He'll go up against chef Wheeler del Torro at 3 Scoops Cafe (403 Washington St., Brighton) on Janaury 26 at 7 p.m., whipping up soul food with secret ingredients in honor of Black History Month.

Dishes will be judged by a panel of experts. Singing is optional. No, it's not quite Charlize Theron on Top Chef, but still. Would MC Hammer ever do this?

Tickets are $70 and can be purloined here. [BRT]