on May 1, 2002
This album is a classic. What a treat! Seventeen blazing tracks from the Big Daddy Kane back in 1989. Each track is a hit in its own right. Could this be the greatest rap album of all time? It just might be. This Brooklynite unloads rhymes like fire all over this album. Feel the energy of the crowd on the live performance of 'Wrath Of Kane'. It just does not get any smoother than 'Smooth Operator'. Anthems like 'Young, Gifted and Black' shows and proves that Kane is class all the way. 'Another Victory' shows Kane's versatility on the microphone. 'Pimpin Ain't Easy' is a jam with a hook you'll be singin' over and over. This album captures the spirit of hip hop in the late 80s. A superb display of lyrical mastery.
on February 20, 2002
Unbelievable flows! Untouchable style. Kane at his best: this album is untouchable. His classic style from his first single in 1986, GET INTO IT, to Long Live the Kane, up to It's A Big Daddy Thing, has never been matched. Hopefully his album now in the works (on Landspeed record label) will be a return to this smooth yet on point style, currently missing from hip hop culture. On an added note, I recently heard the single THE MAN: THE ICON, which lives up to these expectations! (I hope this single, as well as the single produced by Premiere, comes out on the upcoming album.)
on July 17, 2001
the best big daddy kane cd ever, and the last graet cd from kane. i love every song on here. back then everybody and their mama sampled james brown. kane was far from a exception.there's a few ballads, some anti drug lyrics, male bragging too, hell everything in one package. one of the cuts smooth operator love it. kane talks about stayin in school. being a strong black male. hell everything a classic, i label this in the all time greatest rap cd hall of fame.