Big Daddy Kane

American musician

Antonio Hardy (better known as Big Daddy Kane; born September 10, 1968)[1] is an American rapper. He began his rapping career in 1986 with rap group the Juice Crew. In the late 1980s, Kane released his album It's a Big Daddy Thing. As of 2014, that was his biggest album. That album included songs like "Smooth Operator".

Big Daddy Kane
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Big Daddy Kane performing in at the Hip-Hop Kemp in Hradec Králové; 2013
Background information
Birth nameAntonio Hardy
Also known asB.D.K., Dark Gable, King Asiatic Nobody's Equal, Blackanova, Count Macula
Born (1968-09-10) September 10, 1968 (age 51)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop, East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, actor, record producer, model
Years active1987–present
Labels (1998)
Associated actsJuice Crew, Quincy Jones, Tupac Shakur, Kool G. Rap, Easy Mo Bee, Prince Paul
WebsiteOfficial website

Kane was born in Brooklyn, New York.


  1. "Big Daddy Kane". All Music. Retrieved October 14, 2014.

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