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Long Live the Kane
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live the Kane
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: BIG DADDY KANE Title: LONG LIVE THE KANE Street Release Date: 06/21/1988


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All Artists: Big Daddy Kane
Title: Long Live the Kane
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/21/1988
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, Old School, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992573122, 075992573146


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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 06/21/1988

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Long Live The Kane!!!!
Wayne Maye | Petersburg,VA | 04/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Big Daddy Kane is one of the most gifted MCs to grace the mic, up there with the likes of Rakim. Kane represented what an artists should do on the mic. It's too bad that no MCs flow like this today, but with Kane's first album, it should come as no surprise that his influence was felt in some other MCs after him, namely Jay-Z. But with Long Live The Kane, Kane made his mark in hip hop forever. Here's the review:Album Highlights: The entire album, there's no filler here.Production: Thumbs up. Marley Marl on the boards, nuff said.Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs up. Outside of Rakim and Kool G.Rap, NO ONE else was THIS nice with the words.Originality: Thumbs Up.The Last Word: One CLASSIC album. This is true Big Daddy Kane in all of his glory. He truly represented with his lyrical skills, sense of dropping ILL metaphors, and clever delivery. He won't be forgotten. A STRONG RECOMMENDATION for this album. You won't be disappointed."
Still Raw 17 Years Later (5 Stars)
Norfeest | Washington DC USA | 05/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't really say anything that hasn't been said here already. Long Live The Kane is a classic. Hands down. Point blank. Period. The lyrics were unlike anything that had been heard at the time and the beats were most definitely on point. At the time, sampling didn't require clearance (which would change later that year), so DJs/Producers were able to freely sample and the creative sounds of '88 were unlike any other year. Marley Marl most definitely hooked Kane up on this joint. "On The Bugged Tip", "Ain't No Half Steppin", "Raw (Remix)", "Set It Off", and "Just Rhymin' With Biz" are all classic joints. In fact, every song on the album is dope. Man, albums like this really make me long for the days of '88 again.

I have to disagree with some of these reviewers that say there is no filler on this album. "The Day You're Mine" could be considered filler when you examine the content of the rest of the album. But with cats like LL, Slick Rick, and Heavy D dropping classic joints for the ladies at the time, you could say that this was the trend at the time. Don't get me wrong, it's not wack......I'm just saying that it could be considered as filler because the rest of the album is centered around Kane getting busy on the mic.

Long Live The Kane is still a 5 star classic. It's been dissected, copied, examined, and used as a blueprint for hundreds of MCs that followed. Not many rap albums are as heavily sampled as this one. The beats are on point and the lyrics are timeless. Long Live The Kane is a must have album. It simply gets no better than this. Highly reccomended.

Standout Tracks: Every Track Stands Out"
A premier mc
liveon14887 | 05/05/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mmm, Mmm, Mmm...Ah yeah, I'm with this...It's '88, time to set it straight. From "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" to "Raw," and "Set it Off," this album was quintessential late 80's New York rap. It had the perfunctory love jam, "The Day You're Mine," (one of the better rap love songs along with "Teenage Love" by Slick Rick,"Funky Dividends" by 3XD, "I Need Love" by LL, and "Silent Treatment" by the Roots), the pro-black cut, "Word to the Mother(land)," the DJ cut,"Mister Cee's Master Plan," the posse cuts, "On the Bugged Tip" and "Just Rhymin' With Biz," and the positive cut (which at times was the pro-black cut also), "I'll Take You There." Though this album had elements similar to other rap at that time, it was unique in that Kane was a superior rapper. He used similes extensively, and his rhymes were pretty intelligent. Unfortunately, Kane kind of went overboard with his pop attempts (which ironically dominate much of present hip-hop) and his loverman image. Nevertheless, "Long Live the Kane" and "It's a Big Daddy Thing" are classics. The next two albums were solid also, and his subsequent works had positive cuts here and there. The latest, "Veteranz Day," is decent (3 out of 5)."