Big Daddy Kane Deadly Wordsmith

I didn’t know much about Big Daddy Kane’s greatness because I was born in the 80’s but grew up in the 90’s. However, I knew that he was a major contributor to the success of Hip Hop. One day, my brother-in-law was cleaning out his CD collection and he gave me the CD: “Very Best of Big Daddy Kane” and it was amazing. For folks that did not know, I hope we can now appreciate Big Daddy Kane as one of the greatest lyricist of all time.

Parts of Kane’s verse

I get physical, mystical, very artistical/
Giving party people something funky to listen to/
That’s why the other MC’s can’t swing long/
I stomp them out just like I was King Kong/
Stepping on roaches, I get ferocious/

More of his verse:

You see, the name Kane is superior to many people/
It means King Asiatic, Nobody’s Equal/
I hate to brag, but damn I’m good/
And if mics were a gun, I’d be Clint Eastwood/
And if rap was a game, I’d be MVP/
Most Valuable Poet on the M-I-C/

When I first heard these barz, I was disappointed in myself on why I never took the time to do more research and listen to more MC’s from the 80’s. Let’s appreciate Big Daddy Kane’s mark in history.

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2 thoughts on “Big Daddy Kane Deadly Wordsmith

  1. says:

    This is definitely an old school Hip-Hop song. Makes me think of L.L. Cool J – Rock the Bells. With Biz Markie starting off as the hype man for the track it reminds me of Public Enemy and their use of Flavor Flav, but the difference is Biz Markie actually spits a verse. With Big Daddy Kane, he definitely seems like a big influence with his battle rap style. He sounds likes hes battling someone (maybe his beef with Rakim), but I guess hes “talking to no one in particular and his flow is just vehicular” as Jay-Z would say. Listening to his flow reminds me of a young 2Pac with his song “Never be Beat” from his album: Beginnings: The Lost Tapes. 2Pac probably was influenced by him. BDK probably had a big influence on all those legendary MC’s who came up during the 90’s with their battle/fight songs like Biggie, Nas, and Jay-Z. The production was not all that great back then, so its kind of hard to hear the words, but reading their lyrics it seems really good. A good example of his flow is the sample you included in your post.

    1. justbarz says:

      Yea, I included him first in the Barz in history because I don’t think people give him the props that he deserves as a skillful MC or that it will the younger to take look back into history on one of the greatest MC. I’m also still learning.

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