Big Daddy Kane
Big Daddy Kane has been cited by many as one of the most influential and skilled MCs in Hip Hop.
As for the pseudonym "Big Daddy Kane", he said: "The Big Daddy part and the Kane part came from two different things. The Kane part came from my fascination with the martial arts flicks when I was young, The Big Daddy part came from the name of a character Vincent Price played in the film Beach Party".
Rolling Stone magazine ranked his song "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" #25 on its list of The 50 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time, calling him "a master wordsmith of Rap's late-golden age and a huge influence on a generation of MCs." They added, "Legend has it that even the Eighties' greatest rapper, Rakim, turned down a challenge to go mic-to-mic with Kane."
- Long Live the Kane (1988)
- It's a Big Daddy Thing (1989)
- Taste of Chocolate (1990)
- Prince of Darkness (1991)
- Looks Like a Job For... (1993)
- Daddy's Home (1994)
- Veteranz' Day (1998)