Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Big Daddy Kane|
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
It's hard to get back in the game after you haven't played for a while, especially when you're a legend like Big Daddy Kane, with hip-hop classics under your belt like "The Symphony," "Smooth Operator," and "Warm It Up, Ka... more »
It's hard to get back in the game after you haven't played for a while, especially when you're a legend like Big Daddy Kane, with hip-hop classics under your belt like "The Symphony," "Smooth Operator," and "Warm It Up, Kane"--not to mention the historic high-top fade and way with the ladies. Unfortunately, Kane's latest effort does little to reassert the man who once ruled the world of rap with his spitfire delivery, fire, edge, and panache. Kane seems scattered on this album, caught in between staying true to his old-school roots and attempting to keep up with the Joneses. The R&B-inspired "Change This Game Around" and "La La Land" (which sounds like a bad rip-off of Blackstreet's "No Diggity") just don't work. The best example of what Kane can do is a track called "Terra in Ya Era," on which the mellow, stripped-down production showcases the force of his flow, while the beats keep your head noddin'. But Veteranz Day as a whole has mediocre production, and Kane's vocal delivery is lackluster, a bittersweet reminder of what once was. Don't call it a comeback. --Andrea Duncan
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Non-stop!!! This Dude is non-stop
J. Parker | Philly, US | 10/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kane's skills are just ridiculous. He's been rhymin since 4ever and is still better than almost all if not all emcees out there. Who can go toe to toe with him??? Maybe Nas, Canibus, Blackthought... Whatever the case that is some great company. Peace."
If only all these VETERANS sounded as good as this even one
gavin redmond | rep of ireland | 04/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This to me, was an outstanding return to form from the Kane after the slightly average "Daddy's Home". The production from Kane himself was the funkiest Ive heard him done and Easy Moe Dee+L.G. backed him up with some heatrocks. His lyrics were also breathtaking, he definitely put the work in and deserved alot more exposure+props than this album got. The album starts off with one of the strongest tracks on show after a brief intro, "Uncut,Pure" is quite literally raw on hell. The beat is guaranteed to make your head nod so much it will hurt and Kane's lines are infectious. "Entaprizin'" is pretty much his take on the hiphop game at the time over a self produced beat and his wordplay make this what it is. Smooth as a baby's a**. "Change The Game" comes next after an interlude and its a jazzy number but not really a standout compared to the rest of the tracks on this. "La-La-Land" was one of my favourites, even though Amazon's editorial review dissed it. I thought the Easy Moe beat was hot to death, a nice slow roll sound were Kane slightly altered his standard delivery and comes off fresh as anything released around then. "2 Da Good Tymz" is very much a party track with an old school feel but with a new school edge. An excellent uptempo DJ3 beat sets the tome pefectly for Kane to run amok with his quick tongued delivery. The next 2 tracks after yet another interlude (the one+only complaint I have about this album) were 2 of the best on show. "Terra N Ya Era" and "Hold It Down" are virtually unmatched lyrically on this album. The ironic thing is both are sonically so different. "Terra N....." is a battle track to rival some of his best from back in the day. The metaphors and disses were unbelieveable at times. "Hold It...." is a smooth head nodding beat were Kane starts off quoting "rappers steppin'to me, tryin' to get some, but Im the Kane so yo y'know the outcome" then rolls into all new lyrics to mess beautifully with this. The surprising part of this for many (not me) maybe that Kane produces both of these. Next is another interlude then comes "Earth, Wind+Fire" which is a nice track were Kane rhymes with 2 newcomers Sha-Queen and A.B.Money over a funky L.G. beat. Nice flows from all 3. "Do You Really Know?" is 1 of 2 message orientated tracks were Kane addresses alot of issues in society as in guns within rap and its audience with nice dramatic effect. Excellent lyrics and Kane production. "Shame" is absolutely outstanding. This is the 2nd message track were Kane highlights his life, the industry and alot of stuff that on his mind. Even better than "Do You Really Know?". Another interlude ruins the fluidity before being followed by 2 standout tracks in "Definitely" and "Unda Presha". Both are uptempo Kane productions were his rapid fire party flows are put down to perfection. Metaphors aplenty are on show. After the outro you get a bonus Kane remix of the opening Easy Moe Bee track "Uncut,Pure" and to be honest it really is a flip of a coin to decide which one is better b'cuz both are sharp as nails. Overall this is definitely one of his best albums out. Production and his rhymes were very impressive with only the interludes and possibly "Change The Game Around" denying it a 5th star."
Jordan Krauss | Bay Area, Cali, United States | 08/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can i say... this is classic Kane... the one and only Dark Gable delivers... Easy Moe Bee (of Notorious B.I.G. fame) laces BDK with hot production on various cuts from the album... definitely pick this up if you're a Kane fan... ..."