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29 Rappers Who Are Virgos

Virgo season is among us!

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Watch Big Daddy Kane’s Surprise Performance of “Smooth Operator” at Jill Scott’s Wedding

Dark Gable added his magic to the wedding reception.

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22 Rappers Who Are Muslim

From Big Daddy Kane and Beanie Sigel to Kevin Gates and Dave East and more, we bet you didn't know many of your favorite rapers are part of the Church of Islam.

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20 First Moments in Hip-Hop You Should Know

XXL highlights 20 of the more publicized firsts in hip-hop.

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Watch Big Daddy Kane in the ‘Exposed’ Trailer With Keanu Reeves

Big Daddy Kane has a role in the 2016 thriller.

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“Smooth Operator”
Artist: Big Daddy Kane
Producer: Big Daddy Kane
Release Year: 1989
Song Sampled: “Sexual Healing”
Sample Release Year: 1982
Sample Effect: The sample can only be heard for a split second buried in the middle of the song, which makes it that much more rewarding to catch. At the 1:42 mark, you can hear Marvin sing the word “up” from the interlude that directly follows the line “Darling, you’re so great / I can’t wait for you to operate.”
Why The Song Is Dope: From his 1989 album It’s A Big Daddy Thing, this song establishes Big Daddy Kane as a sex symbol and a bona fide player alongside tracks like “I Get the Job Done” and “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy.” Marvin Gaye might have been able to relate. —MC

“Smooth Operator”

Artist: Big Daddy Kane
Producer: Big Daddy Kane
Release Year: 1989
Song Sampled: “Sexual Healing”
Sample Release Year: 1982
Sample Effect: The sample can only be heard for a split second buried in the middle of the song, which makes it that much more rewarding to catch. At the 1:42 mark, you can hear Marvin sing the word “up” from the interlude that directly follows the line “Darling, you’re so great / I can’t wait for you to operate.”
Why The Song Is Dope: From his 1989 album It’s A Big Daddy Thing, this song establishes Big Daddy Kane as a sex symbol and a bona fide player alongside tracks like “I Get the Job Done” and “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy.” Marvin Gaye might have been able to relate. —MC

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Happy Birthday, Big Daddy Kane!

Today, Sept. 10, is the birthday of Brooklyn rapper Big Daddy Kane.

Kane—whose real name is Antonio Hardy—is one of the most successful and revered MCs from the 1980s...

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Melle Mel and Kool Moe Dee on Macklemore and Today’s Hip-Hop

Macklemore's "Downtown" video featured Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel, opening plenty of eyes. Moe and Mel spoke about hip-hop's history issue.

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Big Daddy Kane Praises Macklemore for MTV VMAs Performance

Big Daddy Kane Approves Of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' VMA Performance

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16 Hip-Hop Records That Reference ‘Star Wars’

If you haven't already, check out the trailer and poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film hits theater on Dec. 18.

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20 Hip-Hop Songs That Shout Out ‘Coming to America’

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