A lot of names get thrown out there when you’re talking about the most influential rappers from back in the day, but if Big Daddy Kane isn’t on that list then you need to check yourself. The Dark Gable sat down with Fuse TV to talk about his performance at the Barclays Center, meeting Dave Chappelle backstage (he does a pretty dead-on Chappelle impression) and his attempts to put on Jay-Z early in the game. BDK was the sole guest performer during Hova’s opening night concert at the new Nets stadium, giving him the chance to come face to face with two generations of hip-hop lovers. His influence from back in the day is still still felt today all the way across the rap spectrum from The Roots to Jay-Z, who might never have made it if BDK didn’t go from record company to record company trying to sell a young Jay’s sound. So fuck what you heard, the man is still a relevant force in hip-hop. For all you doubters, peep his new Primo-produced, Air Jordan XX8-promoting joint “28 Bars of Kane”, a quick reminder that the homie is still here and still killin’ it. Watch and listen below for some King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal.
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