Big Daddy Kane

@ City Winery

Friday August 16, 2024

05:00 PM - 11:59 pm

7:00 PM / 5:00 PM Doors
10:00 PM / 9:00 PM Doors

Big Daddy Kane undisputedly defined the term “lyricist” in the world of hip-hop. Along with the lyrical ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances. Kane was the first rapper to ever hold not one but two sold out shows at the world famous Apollo Theater for women only. These lives performances, which consisted of theatrics, choreography and tailored costumes proved that Big Daddy Kane was not only an M.C. but he was a full entertainer. Kane revolutionized hip-hop fashion and the way hip-hop shows were performed.

Kane’s musical career as an artist began when he was signed to Cold Chillin’ Records in 1987. It was then that he released his debut single “Raw”, which became an instant hit. He soon became known for being able to flow with ease even over the fastest of beats. This style of rap has become his legend. As for his personal finesse, we can thank his pioneering style for the reemerging trend of four-finger rings, rope chains and high- top fades.

Kane was one of the first rappers with several Gold albums. He has endured a long career giving us a catalogue of music such as his debut album “Long Live The Kane” which features the classics “Ain’t No Half Steppin'” and “Raw”. He debunked the sophomore curse with his 1989 hit “It’s A Big Daddy Thing” which features the tracks “Smooth Operator,” “Warm It Up” and the Teddy Riley produced classic “I Get The Job Done”. This album is his most successful album to date, and became certified gold by the RIAA.

Kane’s love for fine wines inspired him to release a signature BDK wine entitled “A. Monterio”, scheduled to be released late 2018. His sex appeal has prepared him to be the Brand Ambassador of B. Walker Shoes, where he also designed the limited edition BDK Collection.

Kane has been featured in every magazine from Rolling Stone to The Source and included on every list of greatest M.C.’s dead or alive. Kane’s body of work has been solidified when presented with a Grammy, a VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Award and countless Lifetime Achievement Awards. In 2017 Kane was inducted into the Long Island Hall of Fame, in 2018 Big Daddy Kane was not only inducted into the Brooklyn Walk of Fame but he was presented with the Key to Brooklyn and in 2019 Kane was inducted into the North Carolina Hall of Fame.

The Man, The Legend, The Smooth Operator, “but it’s the Kane, so yo, you know the outcome.”

Friday August 16, 2024

5:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Cover: $50.00

Various Cover: $50.00 – $85.00

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