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Big Daddy Kane is a Actor American born on 10 september 1968 at New York City (USA)

Big Daddy Kane

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Birth name Antonio Hardy
Nationality USA
Birth 10 september 1968 (52 years) at New York City (USA)

Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap group the Juice Crew. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential and skilled MCs in hip hop. Regarding the name Big Daddy Kane, he said: "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." Specifically, the name comes from Kane, David Carradine's character from TV show Kung Fu. The Big Daddy part came from the name of a character Vincent Price played in the film Beach Party.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked his song "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" #25 on its list of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time, calling him "a master wordsmith of rap's late-golden age and a huge influence on a generation of MCs." They added, "Legend has it that even the Eighties' greatest rapper, Rakim, turned down a challenge to go mic-to-mic with Kane."

Biography

1980s
In 1984, Kane became friends with Biz Markie, and he would co-write some of Biz's best-known lyrics. Both eventually became important members of the Queens-based Juice Crew, a collective headed by renowned producer Marley Marl. Kane signed with Tyrone Williams’s (Marl’s manager) and Len Fichtelberg’s Cold Chillin' Records label in 1987 and debuted the same year with the 12" single "Raw," which was an underground hit. Kane is known for his ability to syncopate over faster hip hop beats, and despite his asthmatic condition he is acknowledged as one of the pioneering masters of fast rhyming. His sense of style is renowned and set a number of late-1980s and early-1990s hip hop trends (high-top fades, velour suits, and four-finger rings). The backronym King Asiatic Nobody's Equal is often applied to his moniker.

He released his debut album on Cold Chillin' Records in the early summer of 1988 called Long Live the Kane, which featured the hit "Ain't No Half Steppin'". The following year Kane released his second album and biggest hit to date It's a Big Daddy Thing, which included 1970s sample throwbacks like "Smooth Operator" and the Teddy Riley-produced track "I Get the Job Done," which hit the R&B top 40 during the closing of the 1980s. He also had a memorable verse on the Marley Marl-produced track "The Symphony (song)" released in late 1988, which included Juice Crew members Craig G, Masta Ace, and Kool G Rap.


1990s
Big Daddy Kane appeared on Patti Labelle's 1991 effort, "Burnin'". He provided the rap chorus to the single "Feels Like Another One". He also appeared on the video release "Live in New York."

He contributed the song "Nuff Respect" to the soundtrack of the film Juice, which starred Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur, further demonstrating his fast lyrical delivery.

In 1991, Kane won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his performance on the Quincy Jones collaborative track "Back on the Block" off Back on the Block.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers during the "golden age" of hip hop (1986–1997), Kane's experimentation with R&B beats and his alignment to the Five Percent Nation drew criticism. Later albums, such as Looks Like a Job For…, were acclaimed, but he was never able to return to the commercial and artistic success of It's a Big Daddy Thing. However, he still tours extensively.

As an actor, he debuted in Mario Van Peebles' 1993 western, Posse, and appeared in Robert Townsend's 1993 film Meteor Man. Big Daddy Kane also posed for Playgirl and Madonna's Sex book during the 1990s.
In 1996, he collaborated with 2Pac on his song "Where Ever U R".

During the early 1990s, Jay-Z toured with kane, and Kane helped him early on in his career - Ice-T says, “I actually met Jay-Z with Kane. Kane brought Jay-Z over to my house.”
Kane himself says that Jay-Z wasn’t technically his hypeman in the true sense of the term—“he wasn’t a hypeman, he basically made cameo appearances on stage. When I would leave the stage to go change outfits, I would bring out Jay-Z and Positive K and let them freestyle until I came back to the stage.”
Jay-Z was also featured on Big Daddy Kane’s track ‘Show & Prove’ from Daddy’s Home (1994), as well as in the video.

In 1995, Kane recorded with MC Hammer and Tupac Shakur on the rap song "Too Late Playa" (along with Danny Boy). He was also mentioned to signing with Death Row East in 1996. In 1997, Kane team up with Frankie Cutlass on his third single title "The Cypher Part 3" and some of Marley Marl Juice Crew veterans. In 1998 he released his final solo album "Veteran'z Day". It received mixed reviews and did not sell well. However, Kane did not give up rapping and made many appearances in the 2000s.



2000s
In 2000, Big Daddy Kane appeared on Tony Touch's "The Piece Maker" mixtape alongside Kool G Rap and KRS-One. A rejuvenated Big Daddy Kane occasionally collaborated with a variety of hip-hop artists, including A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, Little Brother, and DJ Babu of the Beat Junkies. He released two singles, the Alchemist-produced "The Man, The Icon", and the DJ Premier-produced "Any Type of Way" (on which he discusses urban collapse in post-9/11 New York City ("Giuliani got New York lookin' like it's Amistad")) and the erosion of the middle class.

Big Daddy Kane appeared on the trip hop group Morcheeba's 2003 single "What's Your Name". In 2004, "Warm It Up, Kane" appeared on popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on classic hip hop radio station Playback FM, the name Kane was even used to refer to the name of the leader of a rival gang in the game.

In 2005, Big Daddy Kane was honored during the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. After a medley of hits performed by T.I., Black Thought, and Common, he came out to perform "Warm It Up, Kane" with his old dancers, Scoob and Scrap. Kane and Kool G Rap can both be seen briefly in Dave Chappelle's Block Party documentary.

In 2006, he appeared as a guest MC on the track "Get Wild Off This", produced by The Stanton Warriors for their Stanton Sessions Vol. 2 breaks mix. He also appeared alongside the Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, and his longtime friends Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip in a segment of the 2006 Summer Jam concert (June 7, 2006), as part of an initiative by Busta Rhymes to honor the legacy of New York City hip hop.

In 2007, a new track, "BK Mentality", was released on the mixtape compilation Official Joints. Kane also appeared on Joell Ortiz's The Brick: Bodega Chronicles mixtape.

Big Daddy Kane made a cameo in the 2008 video for "Game's Pain", a track by Compton rapper The Game. The video also featured appearances by Raekwon, Three 6 Mafia and Ice Cube. The Game also referenced Jay-Z's former occupation as Kane's hypeman: "Ask a Jay-Z fan about Big Daddy Kane: Don't know him, Game gon' show 'em". He also appeared on the remix of "Don't Touch Me" by Busta Rhymes.
Also in 2009 Kane played the role of Clay in the film Just Another Day. The film is the tale of two rappers, one poor and young, one older and successful. The movie follows them through just another day of their lives.

Big Daddy Kane appears on one track on MA Doom: Son of Yvonne - the collaboration between MF DOOM and former Juice Crew member Masta Ace.
As of 2013, Big Daddy Kane was recruited by New York City power group Lifted Crew and R&B singer Showtyme to form a band called "Las Supper". The project is said to have a classic Hip-Hop & R&B vibe to it. The album, entitled "Back to the Future" was released on March 26, 2013.

On November 24, 2014 Big Daddy Kane discussed his upbringing, childhood influences, relationships, sexual experiences and Madonna's Sex Book in a heart-to-heart interview on the Dr. Zoe Today show.

Usually with

Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
(2 films)
Common
Common
(3 films)
Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
(1 films)
Kanye West
Kanye West
(3 films)
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Filmography of Big Daddy Kane (11 films)

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Exposed
Exposed (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Mira Sorvino, Christopher McDonald, Danny Hoch, Big Daddy Kane
Roles Black
Rating43% 2.15892.15892.15892.15892.1589
A police detective investigates the reality of his partner's death while a young Latina woman experiences strange things after witnessing a miracle.
Exposed
Exposed (2016)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas, Mira Sorvino, Christopher McDonald, Danny Hoch, Big Daddy Kane
Roles Black
Rating43% 2.160092.160092.160092.160092.16009
Le détective Galban enquête sur le meurtre de son meilleur ami, ce dernier a laissé sur son appareil des photos prises d'une jeune fille sortant d'un club de nuit accompagnée par un ex-dealer.
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Directed by Ice-T
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Ice-T, B-Real, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Common, Dr. Dre
Roles Himself
Rating71% 3.594883.594883.594883.594883.59488
A travers les témoignages des plus grandes figures du rap telles que Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mos Def, Kanye West, ce documentaire explore les racines et l'histoire du Rap ainsi que le processus créatif de cette forme artistique dominante.
Just Another Day, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Action, Adventure, Musical
Actors Wood Harris, Jamie Hector, Neil Brown, Jr., Trick Daddy, Clifton Powell, Big Daddy Kane
Rating49% 2.4619352.4619352.4619352.4619352.461935
Two hip-hop rappers, A-Maze and Young Eastie, are both struggling in a twenty-four hour time frame in Miami, Florida.
Love for Sale, 1h46
Directed by Russ Parr
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jackie Long, Jason Weaver, Mýa, Melyssa Ford, Clifton Powell, Essence Atkins
Roles Self
Rating53% 2.6756952.6756952.6756952.6756952.675695
A hapless delivery man learns why sometimes too much of a bad thing can be detrimental to your personal well being after getting caught up with an older woman who sends his life spinning out of control. Trey (Jackie Long) may be working hard, though he just can't seem to catch a break. He's got no money for school, and his recent attempt to win over the girl of his dreams (Mýa) resulted in nothing less than complete and total embarrassment. But while a seductive cougar (Melyssa Ford) may be more than happy to pay for Trey's "personal delivery services," his ideal situation is about to backfire in a way that the roving Romeo could have never seen coming.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party, 1h43
Directed by Michel Gondry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Concert, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, Keyshia Cole, Common, Mos Def, Big Daddy Kane
Rating71% 3.5971053.5971053.5971053.5971053.597105
The film follows Chappelle during the summer of 2004, up until September 18, 2004, when he threw a block party on the corner of Quincy Street and Downing Street in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The film features nearby sites including the Broken Angel House in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn as well as areas in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The film was produced before Chappelle's highly publicized decision to walk away from a $50 million deal to continue his hit Chappelle's Show, and gained prominence after the announcement.
Brown Sugar, 1h49
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Taye Diggs, Wendell Pierce, Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def, Marc John Jefferies, Nicole Ari Parker
Roles Self
Rating65% 3.250783.250783.250783.250783.25078
Brown sugar is the film that follows the evolving relationship between Sidney (Sanaa Lathan), an attractive young woman who has just been appointed the editor-in-chief of the hip-hop magazine XXL, and Dre (Taye Diggs), an A&R for Millennium Records. They have been bound together since their early childhood. The news that Dre is preparing to be married to Reese (Nicole Ari Parker), a successful entertainment attorney, sends Sidney into a subconscious tizzy.
The Meteor Man, 1h40
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Marla Gibbs, Robert Townsend, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Eddie Griffin, Roy Fegan
Roles Pirate
Rating52% 2.601232.601232.601232.601232.60123
Jefferson Reed (Robert Townsend) is a mild mannered school teacher in Washington D.C. His neighborhood is terrorized by a local gang called The Golden Lords led by Simon Caine (Roy Fegan) and allied with drug lord Anthony Byers (Frank Gorshin). One night, Jeff steps in to rescue a woman from the gang only to end up running from them himself. Hiding in a garbage dumpster, he manages to escape. As he climbs out, he is struck down by a glowing green meteorite. His spine is crushed and he receives severe burns. A small fragment of the meteor was left over and taken by a mute vagrant named Marvin (Bill Cosby). Reed awakens several days later in the hospital, but when his bandages are taken off, he is miraculously healed of all injuries.
Posse
Posse (1993)
, 1h51
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Stephen Baldwin, Mario Van Peebles, Big Daddy Kane, Tom Lister, Jr., Tone Loc, Blair Underwood
Roles Father Time
Rating55% 2.751622.751622.751622.751622.75162
In 1898, Buffalo Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment, led by Jessie Lee (Mario Van Peebles), are fighting in the Spanish–American War in Cuba. As the segregated African-American unit is barely holding its own against constant attacks from enemy troops, Jesse runs back to the command post of the corrupt and racist Colonel Graham (Billy Zane) to request that the 10th Cavalry be allowed to pull back. Colonel Graham orders Jessie to shoot a deserter in exchange for allowing the 10th to retreat. Unable to kill a man in cold blood, Jessie demonstrates excellent marksmanship by shooting the man's cigar from his mouth. Colonel Graham then kills the deserter, and offers Jessie's command of the 10th to Little J (Stephen Baldwin), another White prisoner (the alternative would be to face the firing squad). Graham then orders the 10th to fall back in order to begin another mission, one in which they will be required to wear civilian clothing, as opposed to their Cavalry uniforms. They are ordered to rob a Spanish gold shipment, which is a setup to give the Colonel an excuse to execute the entire 10th Cavalry as deserters. As he meets them with his own cavalry force, his aide Weezie (Charles Lane) causes a distraction, allowing the 10th to shoot the Colonel and his cavalry down.