17. Biz Markie
Who And Why: Nobody beats the Biz
Years Of Influence: 1986-present
Like Jay, Biz was able to mix his sneaker fandom with music to really influence his fanbase. It’s said he has over 20,000 pairs of kicks! And a lot of sneaker enthusiasts really respect him for his unique, experimental style. As crazy as his outfits might have seemed at the time, everyone respected The Biz.