Big Daddy Kane

@ City Winery

Saturday August 17, 2024

05:00 PM - 11:00 pm

On September 10th 1968, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn became the home of one of hip-hop’s

most lyrically diverse, innovative, trendsetting Master of Ceremonies. He’s been

branded Dark Gable, Black Caesar and King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal, but is

undoubtedly known to the world as BIG DADDY KANE.

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 third album “Taste Of Chocolate” which features “Hard Being The Kane” and

“All Of Me” a duet with the late, great Barry White displayed his love for soul music.

Additional albums were 1991’s “Prince Of Darkness,” 1993’s “Looks Like A Job

For…”, 1994’s “Daddy’s Home”, and 1998’s Veteran’z Day. Big Daddy Kane has also

been featured on film soundtracks with “Lean On Me (Rap Summary)” from the film

“Lean On Me”, “Nuff Respect” from the film “Juice”, “A Job Ain’t Nothin’ But Work”

from “Mo’ Money”, and “Raw” from the film “Colors.”

As a powerful figure in the rap game Kane has collaborated with many artists such

as Kool G Rap, Masta Ace and Craig G on the Marley Marl produced “The Symphony”.

He worked with Public Enemy and Ice Cube on the single “Burn, Hollywood Burn,”

with Heavy D on the single “Don’t Curse”, with UGK on “Next Up”, with Busta

Rhymes on the remix of “Don’t Touch Me”, with Patti LaBelle on the certified gold

single “Feels Like Another One” and `the Quincy Jones multi-platinum masterpiece

“Tribute To Birdland” and the title cut “Back On The Block” from the album of the

same name.

Over the years since his debut, Kane has added actor, designer and brand

ambassador, and fine wine connoisseur to his already extensive resume. His

distinctive baritone voice has been heard as the narrator of the critically acclaimed

documentary film “Notorious” and TV One’s “Being”. Kane’s big screen credits

include the films ”Posse”, “Meteor Man”, “Dead Heist”, “Brown Sugar” and “Gunmen”.

These films prepared him for roles in “Exposed” co-starring Keanu Reeves and

“Movie Madness” co-starring Lorenzo Lamas, both released in 2016. Most recently

Kane was featured on an episode of Law & Order SVU, a short film entitled “Stomach

People” and a 2021 TV One release entitled Bad Dad Rehab 2.

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


Saturday August 17, 2024

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Cover: $45.00

Various Cover: $45.00 - $85.00

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