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Biz Markie reimagines 'Just A Friend' to promote marshmallow-only Lucky Charms

Biz Markie’s classic 1989 jam “Just A Friend” has been sampled and remixed over and over, used in rap songs, R&B hits, and even commercials. As a testament to its longevity, the rapper performed an elaborate parody of the song with Snoop Dogg and Kate Upton in 2013 to promote Hot Pockets. Now he’s back with another reimagining of the track, this time to spread the word about the contest where Lucky Charms has promised to give away boxes of its cereal with only the marshmallows.

“Have you ever poured a bowl and wished that it could be free of all the oats, marshmallow only?” Markie raps in the 90-second clip, later stroking a cat made out of technicolor Lucky Charms boxes. “Well today’s your lucky day, your wish just came true — oh snap, 10 boxes, maybe one’s for you!”

Markie’s pointing out the contest’s catch: Because apparently General Mills thinks wide access to marshmallow-only Lucky Charms would be too much of a good thing, the company is only offering up 10 boxes of them. “A box of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms has always been the unicorn of the cereal world,” General Mills writes on its blog. “Fantasized about, but never seen.”

Check out the clip below.