Big Daddy Kane's "Long Live The Kane" Turns 36 Years Old

D Scott

Friday, June 21st, 2024 10:10am

June 21st 1988 is when the hip hop community was officially introduced to Big Daddy Kane with the release of his debut album "Long Live The Kane".

Talk about an album that got mad love from all over, Rolling Stone magazine gave the album 4 our of 5 stars and the L.A. Times gave it 3 out of 4 stars. 

The album, which was produced by Marley Marl, is considered one of the most influential albums from the "Golden Era" of hip hop. If you're wondering what's considered the "Golden Era" that would be from 1980-1990. Many consider that time to be when hip hop was easily at it's best. 

Songs like "Ain't No Half Steppin" and "Wrath of Kane" not only showed off Kane's distinct style but also laid the ground work that cemented him as one of the best to ever pic up a microphone. His style, flow and delivery made him a favorite to many MC's that followed him, including Eminem, Nas and Jay-Z.


So let's give it up to Big Daddy Kane!

Literally one of the greatest ever!


Feature photo: Reuters

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