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Editors’ Notes

Big Daddy Kane’s debut revolutionised the art of MCing. He’s a lyrical virtuoso who admits, “It’s not easy being me” on “Ain’t No Half-Steppin” and eviscerates rivals on “Raw (Remix)” with what may be the world’s first fast rap. Producer Marley Marl and DJ Mister Cee match Kane’s quick-witted punch lines and authoritarian voice with steaming funky drummer beats and turntable scratches. Whether romancing the ladies on “The Day You’re Mine” or paying tribute to his African roots on “I’ll Take You There”, Kane is a commanding and charismatic presence.

Biography

Born: 10 September 1968 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Emerging during hip-hop's massive creative expansion of the late '80s, Big Daddy Kane was the ultimate lover man of rap's first decade, yet there was more to him than the stylish wardrobe, gold jewelry, and sophisticated charisma. Kane possessed a prodigious rhyming technique honed from numerous B-boy battles; he could also be an Afrocentric consciousness-raiser versed in the philosophy of the Nation of Islam's Five Percent school, or a smooth urban soul crooner whose singing was no match for his...
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Long Live the Kane, Big Daddy Kane
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  • 9,90 €
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Hardcore Rap
  • Released: 21 June 1988

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