Throwback Thursday: Big Daddy Kane (1988 – 1989)
Tomorrow will be the 25th anniversary of the release of Big Daddy Kane‘s classic debut album “Long Live The Kane“. This week’s Throwback Thursday takes a look back at five of his classic tracks.
Track 1 is from Big Daddy Kane’s debut album “Long Live The Kane” and is one of his most famous tracks, titled “Ain’t No Half Steppin“. This track was produced by Marley Marl, who took the producing responsibilities for the entire album.
Track 2 of the Big Daddy Kane collection is “Set It Off“. This track is also from “Long Live The Kane” and displays Big Daddy Kane’s lyrical skill that made fans argue between him and Rakim for years. Mister Cee shows off some DJ’ing skills in this track alongside Kane and Marley Marl.
The third track from the 5 songs selected is from his sophomore album “It’s A Big Daddy Thing“. One of his most famous tracks “Warm It Up Kane” was actually produced by himself and he sampled Michael Jackson‘s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’“. This track also appeared in Rockstar‘s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game on the “Playback FM” radio station.
“Long Live The Kane” is the fourth track in this week’s selection and is the title and first track for his debut album of the same name. Again, Marley Marl sampled James Brown on this track, just like the rest of his work on the album.
Track 5 is “Smooth Operator” from his second album “It’s A Big Daddy Thing“. Again, Big Daddy Kane took the responsibility for the production on this album by producing “Smooth Operator“. He sampled many tracks for this song such as Honey Drippers‘ “Impeach The President“, Marvin Gaye‘s “Sexual Healing” and “Put Your Hands Together” by Eric B. & Rakim.
Big Daddy Kane’s work is still available on Amazon.