Big Daddy Kane, It’s A Big Daddy Thing (1989)

Label: Cold Chillin/Reprise/Warner Bros.

Pusha T: "Kane was the style maverick. Come to find out, I heard there was a rift between him and Rakim. Kane wanted it, Rakim wanted it. I've heard this and I don’t know [for sure], but their verses lead me to believe that they were talking [to each other].

 

Come to find out, I heard there was a rift between him and Rakim. Kane wanted it, Rakim wanted it. I've heard this and I don’t know [for sure], but their verses lead me to believe that they were talking [to each other].

 

"They were rhyming with such an intensity and direct aggressiveness for someone. I heard it was an on-going thing. I heard Kane really wanted it. But I don't know how true it was or not. 

“Kane was extremely lyrical. He embodied everything. He had the women, the style, the lyrics, he even had dancers. He would dance in unison with these guys and you didn’t diss him. With Rakim you had nobody smiling, walking back and forth on stage, and we admired it. He had the slingshots on the back of his Air Force 1’s, and we admired and love it.

“At the same time, Kane was so good at his persona, we accepted it. We loved Rakim’s street, hard-edge persona. Kane was so good at rapping, we accepted the dance. We could take both, and it would be what it be. Now, we might frown upon a rapper being a dancer.”