Rising during hip-hop’s massive creative expansion from the past due ’80s, Big Daddy Kane was the best lover guy of rap’s initial decade, yet there is more to him compared to the stylish closet, silver jewelry, and sophisticated charisma. Kane possessed a prodigious rhyming technique honed from many B-boy fights; he may be an Afrocentric consciousness-raiser versed within the school of thought of the country of Islam’s Five Percent college, or a even urban spirit crooner whose performing was no match for his abilities as an MC. While he under no circumstances scored very much pop-crossover achievement, his best materials ranks among the best possible hip-hop of its period, and his sex-drenched persona was enormously important on countless potential would-be players. Big Daddy Kane was created Antonio Hardy in Brooklyn on Sept 10, 1968; the stage name “Kane” was an acronym for Ruler Asiatic Nobody’s Equivalent. In 1984, he fulfilled Biz Markie, and both struck up a a friendly relationship. Kane would continue to co-write a number of the Biz’s best-known raps, and both ultimately became important people from the Queens-based Juice Team, a collective going by renowned maker Marley Marl. Kane authorized with Marl’s Cool Chillin’ label in 1987 and debuted the next year using the 12″ solitary “Uncooked,” which became an underground feeling. His first recording, Long Live the Kane, adopted shortly after and was similarly well-received, creating another underground traditional in “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’.” Kane consolidated his achievement with 1989’s From the Big Daddy Thing, which spawned probably his most reliable love-man music in “Clean Operator” (and in addition found him dealing with fresh jack maker Teddy Riley on “I Complete the job”). 1990’s A Flavor of Chocolates was a wide-ranging work, highlighted by Kane’s duets with Barry White colored and comedian Rudy Ray Moore, aka Dolemite. Kane’s 1st major misstep was included with the 1991 recording Prince of Darkness, a mellower, even more R&B-based collection that didn’t play towards the rapper’s solid suits; nevertheless, he taken care of his sex-symbol position by posing for Madonna’s notorious 1992 picture book Sex, in addition to Playgirl journal. 1993’s APPEARS LIKE employment For… was something of the artistic comeback, nonetheless it didn’t re-establish his position within the hip-hop community, that was amid a Dr. Dre-inspired romance with gangsta rap. Kane shifted to the MCA label for 1994’s Daddy’s House, and dabbled within an performing career with looks in Mario Vehicle Peebles’ 1993 dark Traditional western Posse and 1994’s Gunmen. Nevertheless, he generally retired in the scene on the next couple of years. Kane resurfaced in 1998 on Blackheart Information, releasing that which was ostensibly his farewell record, Veteranz Day.
Full Name Big Daddy Kane
Height 1.83 m
Profession Actor, Model, Rapper, Mail carrier, Music Producer, Screenwriter, Songwriter
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Music Groups Juice Crew
Music Songs Ain't No Half Steppin', Smooth Operator, I Get the Job Done, Warm It Up, Kane, Wrath of Kane, Cause I Can Do It Right, It's Hard Being the Kane, Set It Off, Show & Prove, Pimpin' Ain't Easy, Nuff' Respect, Just Rhymin' With Biz, Very Special, Another Victory, Young Gifted and Black, Uncut, Pure, Word to the Mother, Rap Summary, How U Get a Record Deal?, The Lover in You, Groove With it, On the Bugged Tip, The Day You're Mine, Lyrical Gymnastics, Calling Mr. Welfare, The House That Cee Built, Children R the Future, Mister Cee's Master Plan, Raw '91, Mortal Combat, I'll Take You There, Stop Shammin'
Albums The Very Best Of Big Daddy Kane, Veteranz Day, Daddy's Home, Looks Like a Job For..., Prince of Darkness, Taste of Chocolate, It's a Big Daddy Thing, Long Live the Kane
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Album
Movies Posse, The Meteor Man, Dead Heist, Love for Sale, Just Another Day, You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You, Exposed, Hip-Hop Peace and Unity Fest, Hip Hop Time Capsule: The Best of RETV 1992, Scribble Jam #13, Movie Madness
Has not released an album since 1998's "Veteranz' Day".
His first two albums "Long Live the Kane" and "It's a Big Daddy Thing" (released in 1988 and 1989 respectively) are his only recordings that were certified gold by the RIAA.
Brother of Little Daddy Shane.
Father of Lamel Hardy.
Hip-hop artist who was most famously affiliated with Marley Marl's old-school crew, the Juice Crew.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
TV Series writer - 1 episode
writer: "Where The Hood At" - as Antonio Hardy
One Hit Wonderland
TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Battle of the Year
writer: "Boom" - as Antonio Hardy
The We and the I
performer: "Smooth Operator"
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Documentary performer: "Raw", "No Damn Good"
So You Think You Can Dance
TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Kickin' It Old Skool
performer: "Set It Off" / writer: "Set It Off"
School for Scoundrels
writer: "Where the Hood at" - as Antonio Hardy
Everybody Hates Chris
TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Video Game performer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" / writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Antonio Hardy
Documentary "Day at the Races" / writer: "Day at the Races"
Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Documentary performer: "Boom" / producer: "Boom" - as Antonio Hardy / writer: "Boom" - as Antonio Hardy
performer: "Hard Wax" / writer: "Hard Wax" - as Antonio Hardy
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Video Game performer: "Warm It Up, Kane" / writer: "Warm It Up, Kane", "The Vapors" - as Antonio M. Hardy
Tony Hawk's Underground
Video Game "A Day at the Races" / lyrics: "A Day at the Races" - as A. Hardy / performer: "A Day at the Races" - as A. Hardy / writer: "A Day at the Races" - as A. Hardy
writer: "A Day at the Races"
performer: "Warm It Up Kane" / writer: "Warm It Up Kane" - as Antonio Hardy
Music of the Heart
performer: "Symphony Vol. 1" / writer: "Symphony Vol. 1" - as Antonio Hardy
Beavis and Butt-Head
TV Series performer - 1 episode
Black to the Promised Land
Documentary "Back on the Block"
performer: "A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work" / writer: "A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work"