Big Daddy Kane Shows Why he is The "Smooth Operator" With NPR Tiny Desk Concert
#DXCUSIVE: Long live the Kane.
New York, NY – Big Daddy Kane was the last guest on NPR's Tiny Desk concert series, where Hip-Hop great ran through representations of "Smooth Operator," "No Half Steppin'," and "Raw".
Backed by a sax, keyboard, bass and drums, the Juice Crew alum, delivered his polished rhymes with the same arrogance that we have come to expect.
"It is the intimate jazz club feel," BDK says HipHopDX of the performance. "You get to see each of your faces and party with them as opposed to standing over them."
In other places in the performance, Dark Gable, also delivered an impromptu freestyle, and touched the divisiveness in the rap during an interlude.
Kane began to carve his legacy in 1988 with a Long life to Kane and followed up with A Big Daddy Thing in 1989. Although he has not released a proper solo album since 1998 Veteranz Day, he has collaborated with numerous artists in the years since then.
In 2016, that is connected with Joell Ortiz, Chris Rivers and Token to Kill At Will: The Final Chapter.