Saturday, September 10, 2011

Big Daddy Kane

Brain cells are lit
Ideas start to hit
Next the formation of words that fit
At the table I sit
Makin' it legit
And when my pen hits the paper -- 
Awwwwwww sh*t!
From "Ain't No Half Steppin'" (1988).

Golden-age rapper Big Daddy Kane (real name: Antonio Hardy) was imitated by many, equalled by few, excelled by none.  He was one of smoothest and most confident rappers ever to hold a microphone -- he had flow out the ying-yang.  One critic described him as "an enormously talented battle MC [who] had the sheer verbal facility and razor-clean dexterity to ambush any MC and exhilarate anyone who heard him perform."  Not to mention the really cool haircut.

Today is Big Daddy Kane's 43rd birthday.

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