BIG DADDY KANE (NY) – FIRST TIME EVER IN AUSTRALIA
Thu 20 Oct, 2011
Growing up in the notorious Bed-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Kane was educated first hand in the rapidly expanding culture of Hip Hop. He found strong influence in the lyrical proficiency of Grandmaster Caz from the Cold Crush Brothers and as a late teenager he joined a local group called the Juice Crew headed by legendary Marley Marl. His first single in 1987 called “Raw” was a nonstop barrage of abuse upon the mic without a pause for breath, Kane had proven he had what it took and stole centre spotlight from the Juice Crew only to pursue a solo identity. He continued to build an unforgettable array of gold standard joints such as “It’s a big daddy thing“, “Ain’t no half steppin”, “Warm it up” and “Smooth Operator” amongst countless others. Having also given starts to the likes of Jay-Z, Biz Markie and Roxanne Shante, you can see why he is regarded as one of the true pioneers and immortals of the hip hop game.
It’s amazing to think that in a career spanning over 25 years Australia has never witnessed the magic of a Big Daddy Kane live show…that wait ends in October with a show promising to deliver all the classics that influenced countless MCs and defined to many a generation and lifestyle.
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: Paper Plane Project (Live), DJ Mike Who?, Frenzie, Kato
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