Today In Hip-Hop: Big Daddy Kane’s ‘Long Live The Kane’ Turns 25

On this day, June 21, in hip-hop history… 1988: Hip-hop was introduced to the rhythm and rhyme of Big Daddy Kane with the release of his debut album, Long Live The Kane, on Cold Chillin’/ Warner Brothers Records. This album, produced by Marley Marl, is considered one of the most significant cuts of the “Golden Era,” a time period spanning from the 1980s to 1990s where hip-hop was said to be at its best. Long Live the Kane was well received in multiple music publications, earning four out of five stars from Rolling Stone and three out of four stars from the ...

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