Big Daddy Kane On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Big Daddy Kane On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, writer, and actor:

The King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal, Dark Gable, Blackanova, Count Macula…


Truly a legend among legends and always a top contender in the conversation for the greatest of all-time, Kane blessed them with one of our best. Here’s what they covered:

  • The origins of his name coming from the show ‘Kung Fu’ and film ‘Beach Party’.
  • How Five Percent Nation teachings have inspired Kane through his life and career.
  • Getting the attention of Marley Marl through his friendship with Biz Markie.
  • The Bridge Wars rivalry and being stuck on the Juice Crew side while friends with KRS-One.
  • His hometown of Brooklyn and the sights and sounds there that influenced his writing.
  • Working with Rudy Ray Moore on ‘Big Daddy Vs. Dolemite’.
  • The legacy of Brooklyn emcee Jaz-O.
  • Acknowledging Kane’s influence on Eminem’s pen game.
  • All the reasons why 1988 should be considered the best year in hip hop.
  • Sex and violence in hip hop and how the radio and censorship has shifted.
  • The significance of the flat top hair cut to Kane and his legacy.
  • An update on the potential for a Verzuz battle between Kane and Rakim.
  • Mentoring the Wu-Tang Clan and a classic ODB drunk out of his mind story.
  • Recording with 2Pac and MC Hammer at Death Row studios.
  • Black Thought’s style being a combination of Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap.
  • Kane’s “all over the place” approach to subject matter in his rhymes.
  • Activism being a trend and celebrating victories while not losing sight of the big picture.
  • The reason why Kane chose to make his move to Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Forming the band Las Supper with singer Showtime and what it’s like to be on tour with them.

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