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Happy Birthday to Production Pioneer Marley Marl!

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Born Marlon Williamson this date in 1962 in NYC, the DJ, producer, and record label owner known as Marley Marl is a trailblazer of Hip Hop’s ever-evolving sound, being one of the first to use sampling as a means to gather elements for a song. Starting with his days as the DJ for WBLS’ Mr. […]

Happy 52nd Birthday to Hip Hop Living Legend Big Daddy Kane!

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Today marks the 52nd birthday of Grammy Award-winning lyricist Big Daddy Kane! Born on this day in 1968, Brooklynite Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane stepped on the scene with the Juice Crew in the late ’80s and has been rocking the mic and setting cultural trends ever since. Even cultural critic publication Rolling Stone […]

“Mike Epps Hip Hop Party” With Performances By Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One And More Coming Next Month

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North American Entertainment Group Inc. today announced their streaming concert event “The Mike Epps Hip Hop Party” premiering Friday, October 9. Prerecorded in Atlanta, the show is hosted by Mike Epps and features never-before-told tales and performances by hip hop legends Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane and Greg Nice. Early Bird tickets […]

Rakim Calls Out Big Daddy Kane For Verzuz Battle

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The Verzuz battle platform, created by Ruff Ryders super-producer Swizz Beatz, has become the ultimate, virtual argument ender, answering any questions about who has the better catalog between two artists. It’s been proven with the likes of Jadakiss and Fabolous, Nelly and Ludacris, and even an R&B battle between Jagged Edge and 112. Well, the […]

Big Daddy Kane Pays Tribute to Frontline Workers in Momentous Freestyle

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On Wednesday night (April 22), hip-hop icon Big Daddy Kane took to Instagram to share a momentous freestyle in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Titled, “Frontline Workers,” the piece was a tribute to essential workers who are active in dealing with those affected by COVID-19. “I know that we dealing with some tough times. Weird […]

Exclusive: Big Daddy Kane Talks Battling in NYC, Discovering JAY-Z and More

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While battle rap has achieved one of its most successful seasons ever, it is interesting to see that some of Hip-Hop’s greats got their start battling folk from crew to crew, neighborhood to neighborhood and borough to borough. Rakim has shared that he was slaying people. Roxanne Shante even revealed she used to get money […]

Happy 51st Birthday to Hip-Hop Icon Big Daddy Kane!

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Today marks the 51st birthday of Grammy Award-winning lyricist Big Daddy Kane! Born on this day in 1968, Brooklynite Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane stepped on the scene with the Juice Crew in the late ’80s and has been rocking the mic and setting cultural trends ever since. Even cultural critic publication Rolling Stone […]

The ‘Shaft’ Soundtrack to be Re-released as a Deluxe Issue

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Craft Recordings has announced a new deluxe reissue of Isaac Hayes’ Grammy Award-winning album Shaft. Set for a June 14th street date and limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, the two-CD collection will offer the newly remastered, classic soundtrack—originally released in 1971—plus all of the original music from the film, which did not appear on the […]

Big Daddy Kane Trolls Donald Trump’s Agenda to Build a Wall

It seems like Donald Trump will stop at nothing to build his border wall. As if shutting the American government down wasn’t enough, he now promises to keep the government shutdown until the bill for the wall is paid. A bill that would cost the American people a staggering $5.7 billion dollars, meanwhile poverty and […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Hip-Hop Icon Big Daddy Kane!

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Today marks the 50th birthday of Grammy Award-winning lyricist Big Daddy Kane! Born on this day in 1968, Brooklynite Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane stepped on the scene with the Juice Crew in the late 80’s and has been rocking the mic and setting cultural trends ever since. Even cultural critic publication Rolling Stone […]

Ghostface Killah’s New Album ‘The Lost Tapes’ Features Raekwon, Big Daddy Kane, Snoop Dogg and More, Tracklist Revealed

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Ghostface Killah is ready to take a serious trip back to the mid-nineties. The tracklist for Ghostface Killah’s thirteenth studio album The Lost Tapes has been revealed and the 13-track project is filled with features bound to Classic Hip-Hop nostalgia. Matt “M80” Markoff, the longtime A&R ace of Ghostface, revealed the tracklist in an exclusive take with […]