BIG DADDY KANE
Young cats with a new sound and style is how Big Daddy Kane describes his new group, Las Supper.
“Right now hip-hop is going through a cleaning process. We are bringing something different and unique. It’s feel good music that reflects back to good times when songs had conscious lyrics. We were trying to capture the vintage sound of the 60’s and 70’s. I like the vibe of Motown,” said Kane who became a household name in the 1980’s as a member of the Cold Chillin’ Juice Crew.
Kane, who was born in Brooklyn as Antonio Hardy, chose his unique moniker because of his fascination with martial arts movies and his love of the character Vincent Price portrayed in “Beach Party.”
His debut album, “Long Live the Kane” featured the hit song, “Ain’t No Half Steppin’.” His second effort,”It’s A Big Daddy Thing”– which is his most successful record to date–included the singles “I Get the Job Done” and “Smooth Operator.” Kane was the first rapper to have two sold out women-only shows at the famed Apollo Theater. He has earned three gold albums and a Grammy award.
Kane parlayed his musical success into movie gold by playing in such movies as “The Meteor Man” and “Posse.”
“I’ve been around throughout the years traveling and touring with MC Lyte and Whodini at theaters and coliseums in many states. I’d love to come back to Pittsburgh. The last time I was there was when that ‘Black and Yellow’ song came out and the crowd there was energetic,” he said.
Although he hasn’t had any mainstream songs released in the last decade, Big Daddy Kane is not worried about losing relevance in the rap game.