Big Daddy Kane

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In the midst of rap’s late-’80s golden age, Big Daddy Kane introduced a new duality to the role of MC, proving that hardcore word assassins could also be smooth casanovas. Born in Brooklyn in 1968, Kane rose up with Marley Marl’s hip-hop collective Juice Crew and became a New York rap fixture thanks to his indomitable lyrics, as showcased in his contributions to fellow Crew member Biz Markie’s 1988 debut, Goin’ Off. Later that year, he released Long Live the Kane, demonstrating his magnetic versatility with the confidence of “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’,” charm of “The Day You’re Mine,” and pro-Blackness of the title track. By his sophomore album, 1989’s It’s a Big Daddy Thing, Kane was not bound to any particular formula. He welcomed Teddy Riley’s new jack swing flair on “I Get the Job Done” and produced “Smooth Operator” himself, juggling five other samples over Mary Jane Girls’ “All Night Long.” After modeling for Madonna’s Sex photo book, Big Daddy Kane became the ’90s’ ultimate provocateur. His legacy reverberates in every rapper with the desire to make hip-hop sexy. 

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Ain't No Half-Steppin'

Smooth Operator

Platinum Plus

Set It Off

Notable

  • Big Daddy Kane is widely recognized as one of the most influential and skilled MCs in hip hop.
  • Rolling Stone ranked his song "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" at number 25 on its list of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.
  • He is described as "a master wordsmith of rap's late-golden age and a huge influence on a generation of MCs."
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Hi. We are Jay Siegan Presents. We are the talent liaisons that curate, ideate, and connect you to the right artists to transform special events into experiences of a lifetime. Our roots are those of musicologists and culture hawks, deeply embedded in the living performing arts. This is the foundation of our work, the soul of our business, and what we've been doing for over 25 years. We have the capacity and capability to bring any artist from anywhere in the world to your event. 

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