Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane
Big Daddy Kane at Hip Hop Kemp 2013 (cropped).jpg
Background information
Birth nameAntonio Hardy
Also known asB.D.K., Dark Gable, King Asiatic Nobody's Equal, Blackanova, Count Macula
Born(1968-09-10) September 10, 1968 (age 48)
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
GenresEast Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, actor, record producer, model
Years active1986-present
  • Cold Chillin'
  • Reprise
  • Warner Bros. Records (1986-1993)
  • MCA Records (1994)
  • Blackheart
  • Mercury
  • PolyGram Records (1998)
Associated actsJuice Crew, Prince Paul


Antonio Hardy (given birth to Sept 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and acting professional who have started his profession in 1986 while a member from the rap collective the Juice Team. He is broadly regarded as probably one of the most important and competent MCs in hiphop. The name Big Daddy Kane originated from a variant on Caine, David Carradine’s personality from Television show Kung Fu and a personality known as “Big Daddy” Vincent Cost performed in the film Seaside Party. Rolling Stone journal ranked his music “Ain’t Zero Half-Steppin'” #25 on its set of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Tracks ever, phoning him “a get better at wordsmith of rap’s late-golden age group and an enormous influence on the generation of MCs.”


In 1984, Kane became friends with Biz Markie, and he'd co-write a few of Biz's best-known lyrics. Both ultimately became important users from the Queens-based Juice Team, a collective going by renowned maker Marley Marl. Kane authorized with Tyrone Williams’s (Marl’s supervisor) and Len Fichtelberg’s Chilly Chillin' Information label in 1987 and debuted the same 12 months using the 12" solitary "Natural," that was an underground strike. Kane is well known for his capability to syncopate over quicker hiphop beats, and despite his asthmatic condition he's acknowledged as among the pioneering experts of fast rhyming. His feeling of style is certainly renowned and established several past due-1980s and early-1990s hiphop tendencies (high-top fades, velour matches, and four-finger bands). The backronym Ruler Asiatic Nobody's Identical is often put on his moniker.He released his debut record on Cool Chillin' Information in the first summertime of 1988 called Long Live the Kane, which featured the hit "Ain't Zero Half Steppin'". The next season Kane released his second record and biggest strike to time It's a huge Daddy Thing, including 1970s test throwbacks like "Simple Operator" as well as the Teddy Riley-produced monitor "I Complete the job," which strike the R&B best 40 through the closing from the 1980s. He also acquired a unforgettable verse in the Marley Marl-produced monitor "The Symphony (tune)" released in past due 1988, including Juice Crew associates Craig G, Masta Ace, and Kool G Rap.


Big Daddy Kane appeared in Patti LaBelle's 1991 work, "Burnin'". He supplied the rap chorus towards the one "FEELS AS THOUGH A DIFFERENT ONE". He also made an appearance for the video discharge "Reside in NY."He contributed the tune "Nuff Respect" towards the soundtrack from the film Juice, which starred Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur, further demonstrating his fast lyrical delivery.In 1991, Kane earned the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with a Duo or Group for his performance for the Quincy Jones collaborative monitor "Back on the market" off Back again on the market.Widely thought to be one of the biggest rappers through the "golden age" of hiphop (1986–1997), Kane's experimentation with R&B beats and his alignment towards the Five Percent Country drew criticism. Afterwards albums, such as for example Looks Like employment For…, had been acclaimed, but he was under no circumstances able to go back to the industrial and artistic achievement of It's a large Daddy Thing. Nevertheless, he still trips extensively.As an actor, he debuted in Mario Van Peebles' 1993 western, Posse, and appeared in Robert Townsend's 1993 film The Meteor Man. Big Daddy Kane also posed for Playgirl and Madonna's Sex publication through the 1990s. In 1996, he collaborated with 2Pac on his track "EXACTLY WHERE U R".Through the early 1990s, Jay-Z toured with Kane, and Kane helped him in early stages in his job - Ice-T says, "I actually fulfilled Jay-Z with Kane. Kane brought Jay-Z to my home." Kane himself says that Jay-Z wasn’t theoretically his hypeman in the real sense from the term—"he wasn’t a hypeman, he essentially made cameo looks on stage. When I'd keep the stage to look change outfits, I'd draw out Jay-Z and Positive K and allow them freestyle until I returned to the level." Jay-Z was also highlighted on Big Daddy Kane’s monitor ‘Display & Prove’ from Daddy’s House (1994), aswell such as the video.In 1995, Kane documented with MC Hammer and Tupac Shakur for the rap tune "Too Past due Playa" (along with Danny Youngster). He was also stated to putting your signature on with Loss of life Row East in 1996. In 1997, Kane synergy with Frankie Cutlass on his third one name "The Cypher Component 3" plus some of Marley Marl Juice Staff veterans. In 1998, he released his last solo record "Veteran'z Time". It received blended reviews and didn't sell well. Nevertheless, Kane didn't quit rapping and produced many performances in the 2000s.


In 2000, Big Daddy Kane appeared on Tony Touch's "The Piece Maker" mixtape alongside Kool G Rap and KRS-One. A rejuvenated Big Daddy Kane sometimes collaborated with a number of hip-hop performers, including A Tribe Known as Mission, Jurassic 5, Small Sibling, and DJ Babu from the Defeat Junkies. He released two singles, the Alchemist-produced "THE PERSON, The Icon", as well as the DJ Premier-produced "Any kind of Method" (which he discusses metropolitan collapse in post-9/11 NEW YORK ("Giuliani got NY lookin' like it's Amistad")) as well as the erosion of the center class.Big Daddy Kane appeared around the trip hop group Morcheeba's 2003 solitary "What's Your Name". In 2004, "Warm It Up, Kane" made an appearance on popular gaming Grand Theft Car: San Andreas, playing on traditional hiphop radio train station Playback FM, the name Kane was actually used to make reference to the name of the first choice of the rival gang in the overall game.In 2005, Big Daddy Kane was honored through the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. After a medley of strikes performed by T.We., Black Idea, and Common, he arrived to execute "Warm It Up, Kane" along with his outdated dancers, Scoob and Scrap. Kane and Kool G Rap can both be observed briefly in Dave Chappelle's Stop Party documentary.In 2006, he appeared being a guest MC for the track "Get Crazy Off This", made by The Stanton Warriors because of their Stanton Sessions Vol. 2 breaks combine. He also made an appearance alongside the Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, and his longtime close friends Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip within a segment from the 2006 Summertime Jam concert (June 7, 2006), within an effort by Busta Rhymes to honor the legacy of NEW YORK hip hop.In 2007, a fresh track, "BK Mentality", premiered for the mixtape compilation Formal Joint parts. Kane also made an appearance on Joell Ortiz's The Brick: Bodega Chronicles mixtape.Big Daddy Kane produced a cameo in the 2008 video for "Game's Discomfort", a monitor by Compton rapper THE OVERALL GAME. The video also presented looks by Raekwon, Three 6 Mafia and Snow Cube. THE OVERALL GAME also referenced Jay-Z's previous profession as Kane's hypeman: "Inquire a Jay-Z lover about Big Daddy Kane: Have no idea him, Video game gon' display 'em". He also made an appearance around the remix of "Don't Contact Me" by Busta Rhymes. Also in '09 2009 Kane performed the part of Clay in the film YET ANOTHER Day time. The film may be the story of two rappers, one poor and youthful, one old and effective. The movie comes after them through yet another day time of their lives.Big Daddy Kane appears using one monitor about MA Doom: Child of Yvonne - the collaboration between MF DOOM and previous Juice Team member Masta Ace. By 2013, Big Daddy Kane was recruited by NEW YORK power group Lifted Team and R&B vocalist Showtyme to create a music group called "Todas las Supper". The task is thought to have a vintage Hip-Hop & R&B vibe to it. The record, entitled "Back again to the near future" premiered on March 26, 2013.On November 24, 2014 Big Daddy Kane discussed his upbringing, youth influences, relationships, intimate experiences and Madonna's Sex Book within a heart-to-heart interview in the Dr. Zoe Today present. In 2016, he was highlighted on Tito Jackson's one "OBTAIN IT Baby" furthermore to showing up in the documentary Hip-Hop Progression.


Big Daddy Kane is undoubtedly probably one of the most important and skilled fantastic age group rappers. MTV place him at No. 7 within their Greatest MCs EVER list, he's positioned at No.4 in Kool Moe Dee’s reserve WHICH God OVER THE Mic: THE REAL 50 Greatest MCs, ranked him #3 on its set of the "Best 50 MCs of Our Period," and RZA listed him as you of his Best 5 best MCs. In 2012, THE FOUNDATION positioned him #8 on the list of the very best 50 Lyricists ever. Allmusic says, "his greatest material rates among the best possible hip-hop of its period, and his sex-drenched persona was enormously important on countless potential would-be players", and describes him as, "an enormously talented fight MC", "among rap's major abilities", identifies his, "near-peerless technique" " and "first-rate technique and rhyming abilities" and says he "had the sheer verbal service and razor-clean dexterity to ambush any MC and exhilarate anyone who observed or noticed him perform". Kool Moe Dee represents him as "perhaps one of the most imitated emcees ever in the overall game" and "among the true most significant emcees ever", and Ice-T says:"If you ask me, Big Daddy Kane continues to be today one of the better rappers. I'd place Big Daddy Kane against any rapper within a fight. Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, some of them. I possibly could consider his 'Fresh' "swagger" from 88 and place it against any record [from today]. Kane is among the most amazing lyricists… and he'll devour you over the mic. I don't wish to attempt to out-rap Big Daddy Kane. Big Daddy Kane can rap circles around felines."His first two albums may also be considered HIPHOP classics and Rolling Rock says, "he has received consistent critical kudos". In the publication, Rap-Up: THE BEST Guidebook To Hip-Hop And R&B, Cameron and Devin Lazerine express Big Daddy Kane is "broadly seen as one of the better lyricists of his period and right now regularly gets name-checked by younger dudes", and music journalist Peter Shapiro says Kane is "possibly the most satisfactory MC ever". Eminem referrals Big Daddy Kane in the lyrics to his music ‘Yellowish Brick Street’ from his Encore recording, stating, "we (Eminem and Resistant) was on a single shit, that Big Daddy Kane shit, where substance syllables sound mixed" and he quotations the same lines in his publication, JUST HOW I Am – this illustrates what size Daddy Kane got an impact on both Eminem’s and Resistant’s rhyme technique.


Studio room albums Long Live the Kane (1988) It's a large Daddy Factor (1989) Flavor of Chocolates (1990) Prince of Darkness (1991) APPEARS LIKE employment For... (1993) Daddy's House (1994) Veteranz' Day time (1998)


Posse (1993) seeing that Father Period The Meteor Guy (1993) seeing that Pirate Dave Chappelle's Stop Party (2005) seeing that Himself. Deceased Heist (2007) as Hunter. Like on the market (2008) YET ANOTHER Time (2009) as Clay Exposed (2016) as Jonathan 'Dark' Jones