Tag: Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy, Tiny Desk

Antonio Hardy, Matt Lambert, Benjamin Geis, Judson Nelson, John Williams


When Big Daddy Kane and a Tiny Desk collide, the world pays attention. The lyrical legend, the man known as Dark Gable, Big Daddy Kane, whatever moniker you assign him, he is still one of the greatest of all time. If you’ve ever seen Big Daddy Kane outside of an MTV video you know that he is one of the coolest dudes out there. Not just “Smooth Operator cool”, but genuine. He seems like a guy that you could just sit down, have a beer, and bullshit with for hours. Yes, Kane, this is an unofficial invitation for you to come on the Mr. Throwback Thursday podcast for an interview….but that is not our only purpose here.

Big Daddy Kane is one of our classic hip hop legends. I said it. CLASSIC HIP HOP LEGEND. Nowhere did I say “old” anything. The minute Kane picks up the mic, the word “old” is the furthest thing from your mind. To see him perform on stage with the same energy and moves that he had 30 years ago, the word “old” doesn’t come to mind. What does come to mind….is the word classic. Everything about Kane is just that; classic. There is nothing that we can say here, that hasn’t been said. So, why don’t you just sit back, relax, and listen to the man that told you…… it’s hard being the Kane.

I just rip shop, flip-top, and watch MC’s get dropped
As I manifest in hip-hop
Rhymes I construct are tough like a Tonka truck
And just like lightnin’ they struck
Down on all the toy MC’s that annoy
That’s how I build and destroy
The poetic printer, rough rhyme inventor
With a groove so smooth you can’t help but get into
So I’m advisin’ competition to flee
‘Cause I can bake an MC like Chef Boyardee
Holdin’ my own on the microphone
‘Cause I break bones just like sticks and stones
So let it rain let it rain as I put em in pain
God damn, it’s hard bein’ the Kane!

– Big Daddy Kane 1990 “It’s Hard Being The Kane

You can check out the entire Tiny Desk video series on NPR.org by clicking here.

Episode 208 – Consider Yourselves WARNED

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Once again, your two favorite podcasters (and their IT Department) have to act like they are some sort of electrical repairmen in order to get the show started. We’ve read about all kinds of plagues in the history of the world…. but never have we heard of a plague of technical difficulties. That is, until now! What happened once the show actually got started? Let’s listen…

  1. RAPunzel
  2. Tommy No. 1
  3. Ship Hop Hoorary
  4. London England, Consider Yourselves…WARNED
  5. Shut Up, Nickleback
  6. Watch Him Say “Unhhhh”
  7. Beastie Book
  8. Slick Daddy Kane
  9. Now, Who Gives a Fuck?
  10. Wu News
    a. RETA
    b. Can You Smell It?
    c. Inspectah Genius
  11. One and Done – Groove B Chill
  12. Record of the Week – Above the Law “Livin’ Like Hustlers
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 201 – Ghetto Santa

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone!! It’s time for episode one of our second 200 episodes. I guess that makes this 200 2, Electric Boogaloo. This week we talk about everything from a killer concert to a Ghetto Santa. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Rakim/Big Daddy Kane Review
  2. Bun B and 33
  3. It’s Official
  4. Scarface in the Hour of Chaos
  5. How Dumb Are You?
  6. Snoop and the Queen Mother?
  7. X Is At It Again
  8. Say it Ain’t So, Russ
  9. Wu News
    a. Xmas Shopping
    b. Still Shopping
    c. Give It Up
  10. One and Done – Splack Pack
  11. Record of the Week – DMX “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
  12. Artist of the Month – DMX
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 161 – No, No, Notorious

Happy Throwback Thursday everyone! What in the hell does Duran Duran have to do with hip hop? What do they have to do with this episode? Who knows? I guess we should listen and try to find out.

  1. Can’t NOT Mention it
  2. Richmond, BC….Hello
  3. Get Down Part II
  4. Schoolly Art
  5. G Rap vs Kane
  6. A Story For Tomorrow
  7. Songwriters
  8. Piss Dookie Did It
  9. Compton Beef
  10. Wu News
    a. Wu Village
    b. Toastface Invades Oaktown
  11. One and Done – The Firm
  12. Record of the Week – Ice T “The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech…Just Watch What You Say!
  13. Artist of the Month  – Ice T
  14. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 117 – Waffles

WafflesEpisode 117 is live, and we’re making Waffles! Have we completely lost our mind? Well, maybe, but that has no bearing here. So, besides waffles, what else are we bringing you?

  1. Dig that Digable
  2. New De La
  3. Album Cover Jerseys
  4. Flavor Flav Elementary
  5. Prince, Big Daddy, and Batman
  6. Fitty Kids
  7. Lil Barbie
  8. Wu News
  9. One and Done – Pras
  10. Record of the Week – Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince “Rock the House

Episode 94 – The Imitations

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! What happens when you go to a show expecting to see your favorite rappers, but you get people you have never seen before using someone else’s name? I’ve always said, “Don’t advertise the Beatles and give me Ringo.” This is more like don’t advertise the Beatles and give me the sons of the Beatles’ limo driver.

  1. Givin it to X’s Ex
  2. Realtor dot com? Really?
  3. X Released From Upstate Jail
  4. 50 Shades of Gay
  5. Gotta Say NaNaNaNa on This One
  6. Damn Those Sneakers Made My Day
  7. Wu News
  8. One and Done – Mellow Man Ace
  9. Record of the Week – EPMD “Unfinished Business
  10. Bill Reads Lyrics
  11. New Friend of the Show

Episode 85 – Fly Ricky the Wine Taster

Fly RickyHappy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Not only are we bringing you Fly Ricky the Wine Taster this week, but a WHOLE NEW SEGMENT! We expect this to be a more popular segment than Wu News. Listen in and tell us what you think!!

  1. Hip Hop Nutcracker
  2. Kool Keith Guide to Wine
  3. New AG
  4. Get on the Bandwagon
  5. Wu News
  7. One and Done – Fugees
  8. Record of the Week – Big Daddy Kane “It’s A Big Daddy Thing

Listen to This Episode Here

Episode 74 – Unzip Your Butt


Join the boys this week as they bring you an explanation for this picture. After 4 hours of recording, you get 2 hours of show. Don’t ask, just enjoy. What are you going to enjoy? How about….

  1. REAL Old School
  2. Jigga vs Nas
  3. Father’s Day
  4. Hip Hop Alaska
  5. 2 (kinda) Live Crew
  6. Wu News
  7. One and Done – Kris Kross
  8. Record of the Week – Young Black Teenagers “Dead Enz Kidz Doin’ Lifetime Bidz