Big Daddy Kane is a Brooklyn, New York M.C. who undisputedly defined the term âlyricistâ in the world of hip-hop. Along with the lyrical ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances as well. Kane was the first rapper to ever hold not one but two sold out shows at the world famous Apollo Theater for women only. These lives performances, which consisted of theatrics, choreography and tailored costumes proved that Big Daddy Kane was not only an M.C., he was a full entertainer. Kane revolutionized hip-hop fashion and the way hip-hop shows were performed.
Kane has endured a substantive music career. He has several gold albums, endless music accolades including a Grammy award. He also received a VH1 Hip Hop Honor in 2005. His catalogue of music consists of the LP âLong Live The Kaneâ that features the hit songs âAinât No Half Steppinââ and âRaw.â The LP âItâs A Big Daddy Thingâ featured âSmooth Operatorâ âWarm It Upâ and the Teddy Riley produced hit âI Get The Job Done.â The LP âTaste Of Chocolateâ features âHard Being The Kaneâ and âAll Of Meâ as well as a duet with the legendary Barry White.
Additional albums were âPrince Of Darkness,â âLooks Like A Job Forâ¦â and âDaddyâs Home.â Kane has also recorded on movie soundtracks with âLean On Me (Rap Summary)â from the film âLean On Me.â âNuff Respectâ from the film âJuice,â The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced âA Job Ainât Nothinâ But Workâ from âMoâ Moneyâ and of course âRawâ from the film âColors.â
As a powerful figure in the rap game, Kane has collaborated with many artists such as Kool G Rap, Masta Ace and Craig G on the Marley Marl produced âSymphany.â He has worked with Public Enemy and Ice Cube on the single âBurn, Hollywood Burnâ with Heavy D on the single âDonât Curseâ with Patti LaBelle on the certified gold single âFeels Like Another Oneâ and the Quincy Jones multi-platinum masterpiece âTribute To Birdlandâ as well as the title cut âBack On The Blockâ from the album of the same name.
Proving that he is a full entertainer and that he is a man of many talents, Kane has also made a few appearances on the big screen in the moviesâPosseâ âMeteor Manâ âDead Heistâ âBrown Sugarâ and âGunmen.â