Big Daddy Kane Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Big Daddy Kane Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight80 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 10, 1968
Zodiac SignVirgo
SpouseShawnette Hardy

Big Daddy Kane is an American rapper and actor whose one of the many achievements is winning the Grammy Award in 1991 in Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group category. He has accumulated a huge fan following after releasing songs like Ain’t No Half-Steppin, Smooth Operator, Warm It Up, I Get The Job Done, Hard Being The Kane, and All Of Me. He revolutionalized music through his rapping skills and has worked with artists like Kool G Rap, Heavy D, Patti LaBelle, and Quincy Jones.

Born Name

Antonio Monterio Hardy

Nick Name

Big Daddy Kane, B. D. K., Dark Gable, King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal, Blackanova, Count Macula

Big Daddy Kane in a selfie in January 2018
Big Daddy Kane in a selfie in January 2018 (Big Daddy Kane / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Residence

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

The details about his educational background are not available.

Occupation

Rapper, Actor, Record Producer, Model, Director, Writer, Composer

Family

  • Father – Worked as a Truck Driver
  • Mother – Worked as a Registered Nurse
  • Siblings – Lil’ Daddy Shane (Younger Brother) (Actor)

Manager

Big Daddy Kane is managed by –

  • Michele Peacock, Talent Agent Theatrical, Andreadis Talent Agency, New York City, New York, USA.
  • Jeff Epstein, Talent Agent, Universal Attractions, New York City, New York, USA.
  • Saquan Johnson, Manager, Mahogany Entertainment, Lake Success, New York, USA.

Genre

East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Cold Chillin’ Records
  • Reprise Records
  • Warner Bros. Records
  • MCA Records
  • Blackheart Records
  • Mercury Records
  • PolyGram Records

Build

Average

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Big Daddy Kane has dated –

  1. Dee Dee Roper – Big Daddy Kane was romantically linked to fellow Brooklyn rapper and disc jockey Dee Dee Roper. But not much is known about their said relationship.
  2. Shawnette Hardy – On May 1, 2010, he married his girlfriend Shawnette. The couple is still going strong. They have a son named Lamel Hardy.

Note – Big Daddy Kane also fathers another older son.

Big Daddy Kane celebrating father's day with his family in June 2018
Big Daddy Kane enjoying father’s day with his family in June 2018 (Big Daddy Kane / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Big Daddy Kane is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black (Natural)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short beard
  • Serious face
  • Short hair

Brand Endorsements

Big Daddy Kane has endorsed the following brands –

  • Puma
  • MCM
Big Daddy Kane while performing at a concert in Memphis, Tennessee in May 2018
Big Daddy Kane while performing at a concert in Memphis, Tennessee in May 2018 (Big Daddy Kane / Instagram)

Religion

His religious views aren’t known.

Best Known For

  • Redefining the term ‘lyricist’ in the hip-hop music by creatively giving a new meaning to lyrics in hip-hop, thereby, paving the way for others working in the same genre of music
  • His huge personality as a rapper for producing hits like Ain’t No Half-Steppin, Raw, Smooth Operator, Warm It Up, I Get The Job Done, Hard Being The Kane and All Of Me
  • His other talents which include acting on big screen films, co-directing a film, composing songs and writing short scripts

First Album

On June 28, 1988, Big Daddy Kane’s debut album Long Live the Kane was released by Cold Chillin’ Records. Marley Marl produced the entire album which has 10 original tracks. The album peaked at No. 5 on US Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) list.

First Film

In 1993, he made his theatrical film debut in the revisionist Western film Posse as the character Father Time.

First TV Show

In 1989, he made his first TV show appearance in the show It’s Showtime at the Apollo.

Personal Trainer

Big Daddy Kane’s workout regime and diet plan are unknown.

Big Daddy Kane Favorite Things

His favorite things are unknown.

Big Daddy Kane (Left) with Dan Otero in June 2018
Big Daddy Kane (Left) with Dan Otero in June 2018 (Big Daddy Kane / Instagram)

Big Daddy Kane Facts

  1. In 1986, he began his journey in music as a member of Juice Crew.
  2. His name ‘Big Daddy Kane’ is derived from a character from TV show Kung Fu (1972-75) and from the film, Beach Party (1963) where the character “Big Daddy” was played by Vincent Price.
  3. On June 25, 2018, he received the Brooklyn Walk Of Fame award and the Key To The Borough.
  4. The last album he released was Veteranz’ Day in 1998.
  5. He is credited for revolutionizing fashion into hip-hop live performances.
  6. He has also won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1991.
  7. He has done some amazing collaborative works with artists such as Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, and Craig G; Public Enemy and Ice Cube; Heavy D, Patti LaBelle, and Quincy Jones among many others.
  8. Visit his official website @ www.officialbigdaddykane.com.
  9. Follow Big Daddy Kane on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Big Daddy Kane / Instagram

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