Big Daddy Kane

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Legal name: Antonio Hardy

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Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential and skilled MCs in hip hop. Regarding the name Big Daddy Kane, he said: "The Big Daddy part and the Kane part came from two different things. The Kane part came from my fascination with the martial arts flicks when I was young." Specifically, the name comes from Kane, David Carradine's character from TV show Kung Fu. The Big Daddy part came from the name of a character Vincent Price played in the film Beach Party.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked his song "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" #25 on its list of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time, calling him "a master wordsmith of rap's late-golden age and a huge influence on a generation of MCs." They added, "Legend has it that even the Eighties' greatest rapper, Rakim, turned down a challenge to go mic-to-mic with Kane."

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Long Live the Kane Big Daddy Kane 1
1989 It's a Big Daddy Thing Big Daddy Kane 1
1990 Taste of Chocolate Big Daddy Kane 1
1991 Prince of Darkness Big Daddy Kane 1
1993 Looks Like a Job for... Big Daddy Kane 2
1994 Daddy's Home Big Daddy Kane 1
1998 Veteranz Day Big Daddy Kane 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Very Best of Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Get Into It Big Daddy Kane 1
1987 Raw Big Daddy Kane 1
1988 Wrath of Kane Big Daddy Kane 1
2008 Get Wild Stanton Warriors feat. Big Daddy Kane 1

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