Big Daddy Kane About

Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968) better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He started his career in 1986 as a member of the Juice Crew collective led by producer Marley Marl and rapper Biz Markie. Kane is widely considered to be one of the most influential and skilled MCs in hip-hop, having an impact on respected rappers such as Common, JAY-Z, and The Notorious B.I.G.

He is known for his quick flow and hardcore lyricism on tracks like “Raw” and “Set It Off” as well as the laid-back flow of “Smooth Operator” and “Ain’t No Half Steppin',” along with New Jack Swing dance songs like “I Get the Job Done.” He made appearances in the movies Posse and The Meteor Man, and he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1991 as a performer on the Quincy Jones track “Back on the Block.”

While he said KANE stood for King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal, BDK also said the following regarding his stage name:

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. The Big Daddy part came from the name of a character Vincent Price played in the film Beach Party.

Kane further explains how he got the name:

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Big Daddy Kane Albums

Veteranz Day Veteranz Day Big Daddy Kane Released April 28, 1998 2 25
Daddy’s Home Daddy’s Home Big Daddy Kane Released September 13, 1994 3 27
Prince of Darkness Prince of Darkness Big Daddy Kane Released October 29, 1991 6 20
Taste of Chocolate Taste of Chocolate Big Daddy Kane Released October 30, 1990 6 26
It’s a Big Daddy Thing It’s a Big Daddy Thing Big Daddy Kane Released September 19, 1989 6 24
Long Live the Kane Long Live the Kane Big Daddy Kane Released June 28, 1988 4 26

Big Daddy Kane Lyricsby Popularity

1 Raw Big Daddy Kane 67 2 Don't Do it to Yourself (Ft. Scoob Lover) Big Daddy Kane 40 3 Mortal Combat Big Daddy Kane 40 4 I Get the Job Done Big Daddy Kane 40 5 On the Bugged Tip (Ft. Scoob Lover) Big Daddy Kane 37 6 Float Big Daddy Kane 33 7 The House That Cee Built Big Daddy Kane 33 8 'Nuff Respect (Remix) Big Daddy Kane 32 9 Long Live the Kane Big Daddy Kane 32 10 I'm Not Ashamed (Ft. Alyson Williams) Big Daddy Kane 31 11 T.L.C. Big Daddy Kane 31 12 Pimpin' Ain't Easy (Ft. Ant Live, Nice & Smooth & Scoob Lover) Big Daddy Kane 31 13 I'll Take You There Big Daddy Kane 30 14 Brother, Brother (Ft. Little Daddy Shane) Big Daddy Kane 29 15 DJ's Get No Credit (Ft. DJ Mister Cee) Big Daddy Kane 29 16 Dance With the Devil Big Daddy Kane 29 17 Let Yourself Go Big Daddy Kane 28 18 Rest in Peace Big Daddy Kane 28 19 Niggaz Never Learn Big Daddy Kane 28 20 Calling Mr. Welfare (Ft. Kool DJ Red Alert) Big Daddy Kane 28 21 Wrath Of Kane (Live) Big Daddy Kane 28 22 Do U Really Know? Big Daddy Kane 27 23 It's Hard Being the Kane Big Daddy Kane 27 24 Unda Presha (Ft. Baldhead Buchanon) Big Daddy Kane 26 25 Prelude Big Daddy Kane 26 26 Finale Big Daddy Kane 26 27 Who Am I (Ft. Gamilah Shabazz) Big Daddy Kane 26 28 3 Forties and a Bottle of Moet Big Daddy Kane 25 29 Come on Down (Ft. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip) Big Daddy Kane 24 30 Keep 'Em on the Floor (Ft. Barbara Weathers) Big Daddy Kane 23 31 Brother Man, Brother Man (Ft. Lil' Daddy Shane) Big Daddy Kane 22 32 Taste of Chocolate Intro Big Daddy Kane 22 33 Down the Line (Ft. Ant Live, DJ Mister Cee, Lil' Daddy Shane, Scoob Lover & Scrap Lover) Big Daddy Kane 19