Old School Hip Hop Sundays – Big Daddy Kane

October 26, 2008

I went to WFMU’s record fair today not knowing quite what to expect other than 10,000 square feet of vinyl and nerds. It was awesome, but overwhelming to say the least. My ultimate priority was to find some cool old school hip hop records, but in an environment that catered primarily to the rock crowd, this was more difficult than I would have imagined. I did score a copy of Hieroglyphics Third Eye Vision, which is worth it for “Miles to the Sun” alone. I also picked up Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live the Kane, a classic.

When Kane hit the scene in the late 80s, he was immediately recognized as an innovator, contributing to the popularity of faster rhymes and break beats as well as style trademarks like his high top fade and four finger rings. Dude was smooth. Check out a couple of dope tracks, including “Warm It Up Kane,” probably my favorite Kane song.

“Ain’t No Half Steppin”

“Warm It Up”

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