|Big Daddy Kane Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||September 10, 1968|
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.
Antonio Monterio Hardy
Big Daddy Kane, B. D. K., Dark Gable, King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal, Blackanova, Count Macula
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
The details about his educational background are not available.
Rapper, Actor, Record Producer, Model, Director, Writer, Composer
- Father – Worked as a Truck Driver
- Mother – Worked as a Registered Nurse
- Siblings – Lil’ Daddy Shane (Younger Brother) (Actor)
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.
East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
- Cold Chillin’ Records
- Reprise Records
- Warner Bros. Records
- MCA Records
- Blackheart Records
- Mercury Records
- PolyGram Records
6 ft or 183 cm
80 kg or 176 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Big Daddy Kane has dated –
- 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.
- 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.
Race / Ethnicity
Big Daddy Kane is of African-American descent.
- Short beard
- Serious face
- Short hair
Big Daddy Kane has endorsed the following brands –
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
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.
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.
Big Daddy Kane Facts
- In 1986, he began his journey in music as a member of Juice Crew.
- 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.
- On June 25, 2018, he received the Brooklyn Walk Of Fame award and the Key To The Borough.
- The last album he released was Veteranz’ Day in 1998.
- He is credited for revolutionizing fashion into hip-hop live performances.
- He has also won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1991.
- 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.
- Visit his official website @ www.officialbigdaddykane.com.
- Follow Big Daddy Kane on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Featured Image by Big Daddy Kane / Instagram