Big Daddy Kane was still RAW when this album dropped in 1989. It really was a "big daddy" thang, as he still could bring the lyrics and was rapidly becoming a sex symbol, up there with LL Cool J. This album is STILL tight, and was Kane still in his true form. Here's the review: Album Highlights: It's A Big Daddy Thang, Another Victory, Mortal Combat, Smooth Operator, I Get The Job Done, Wrath of Kane, Lean On Me(Remix), Warm It Up, Kane, and Calling Mr. Welfare. Production: Thumbs in the middle, leaning towards up. Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs up. Originality: Thumbs up. The Last Word: They should've included the ORIGINAL version of Lean On Me, but the remix is good, but not better. Overall, while NOT the groundbreaking effort like Long Live The Kane, this album is still Kane is his true form. I recommend this album.
Ahh, this one brings back fond memories; it wasn't necessary for every rapper to be Public Enemy back in the day, and BDK wasn't even close. What he did prove, however, is that Bobby Brown only wished he could have produced albums (and written rhymes) this fly. From "Long Live The Kane" to "It's A Big Daddy Thing", these were like the twin towers of rap excellence, generally underrated, and still pretty cool to listen to, in parts. He gets the knock for homophobia on "Pimpin' Ain't Easy", but everybody I play this song for now still loves it. Fifteen years later, it still spins just fine.
I don't know of too many rappers from the old school (nobody today can match BDK, that's for sure)that could match BDK for sheer humour, creativity or even delivery, but I happen to think this to be the best album he's ever put out. So many years later, most of the tunes still hold up. No tune matches "Raw" for classiness, but it's still well worth picking up.