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

Stance x Santigold "BDK," $14.99, www.stance.com
Stance x Santigold "BDK," $14.99, www.stance.com
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Win A Pair Of Big Daddy Kane Inspired Socks By Stance x Santigold

Last month, Santigold and Stance linked up once again for their second collaboration. One of the highlights from the latest collection are the Big Daddy Kane socks that feature the iconic rapper sporting his signature flat top and gold rope chains...

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Logic And Big Daddy Kane Plan To Do A Song Together

After receiving critical acclaim for his debut album, Under Pressure, it's safe to say Logic has expanded his reach exponentially. The Maryland MC did more than solid numbers his first week during his head to head bout with T...

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Big Daddy Kane Partners Up With B Walker Shoes For Limited Edition Shoe

British Walker makes its long awaited return to the scene and to celebrate the return of the classic shoe made famous in the 1970's, B Walker has enlisted none other than the legendary Big Daddy Kane, who together with the B Walkers design team has designed a one of a kind limited edition BDK x B Walkers collaboration...

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Stance x Santigold “High Points in History” Collection

For Holiday 2014, Stance introduces the second installment of the Santigold x Stance collaboration, the “High Points in History” Collection...

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Saigon Featuring Big Daddy Kane “One Foot In The Door” (Produced By DJ Premier)

After bringing together four generations of different MCs on "Mechanical Animals," Saigon brings back with a new joint featuring DJ Premier and Big Daddy Kane...

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On The State Of Rap-Rock Collaborations
Mike Shinoda: "A lot of that stuff, it’s more ingrained at this point. It’s more fused together. We always talk about when we make a hybrid of something, there are different ways to do it. Like, you can blend it together, meaning if you put something in a blender, you blend it and the two things become inseparable. It’s like you make a smoothie, you can’t see all the things that are in there. It’s just one thing. But, there’s another approach that’s called making a salad. Okay, you put all those things in there, and you can see every individual thing.

"You can approach all your songs any of those ways, but I feel like right now a lot of the stuff is out there is more like that first thing. It’s really blended together and you can’t tell when you listen to like a Lana Del Rey song. You know that hip-hop is in there, but you can’t pull it out. It's engrained in the beats and in the production approach. Similarly, you like listen to some rap stuff, like some of Kanye’s stuff. It’s very musical. It’s very rock. It’s jammed in there so effortlessly that you can’t discern one thing from another."

Rakim: "It’s been going on since hip-hop. I was one of the rappers that wished I had one of the Run-DMC beats. It’s really nothing new. We’ve been showing the similarities between rock and rap for the longest. I just felt it was my turn. Nah, mean?

Mike Shinoda: "This is a landmark in a certain category for us. We’ve never put out a new song on a new record with another artist this way. We’ve done collaborations with other people. But, like, the Jay Z record was based on music that was already put out. We did a song with Busta Rhymes that was a single, it was a one-off. That wasn’t our music either. That was his producer’s music. So, this is the first time we’ve had a track and we invited someone into our house. We don’t do that. It takes somebody that we have to have a special situation in connection and whatever to feel conformable to do that."

Rakim: "I appreciate that, man. Thanks for the welcome mat. I hope I didn’t burn it out, man. Leave it at the door and I’ll be back."

On The State Of Rap-Rock Collaborations

Mike Shinoda: "A lot of that stuff, it’s more ingrained at this point. It’s more fused together. We always talk about when we make a hybrid of something, there are different ways to do it. Like, you can blend it together, meaning if you put something in a blender, you blend it and the two things become inseparable. It’s like you make a smoothie, you can’t see all the things that are in there. It’s just one thing. But, there’s another approach that’s called making a salad. Okay, you put all those things in there, and you can see every individual thing.

"You can approach all your songs any of those ways, but I feel like right now a lot of the stuff is out there is more like that first thing. It’s really blended together and you can’t tell when you listen to like a Lana Del Rey song. You know that hip-hop is in there, but you can’t pull it out. It's engrained in the beats and in the production approach. Similarly, you like listen to some rap stuff, like some of Kanye’s stuff. It’s very musical. It’s very rock. It’s jammed in there so effortlessly that you can’t discern one thing from another."

Rakim: "It’s been going on since hip-hop. I was one of the rappers that wished I had one of the Run-DMC beats. It’s really nothing new. We’ve been showing the similarities between rock and rap for the longest. I just felt it was my turn. Nah, mean?

Mike Shinoda: "This is a landmark in a certain category for us. We’ve never put out a new song on a new record with another artist this way. We’ve done collaborations with other people. But, like, the Jay Z record was based on music that was already put out. We did a song with Busta Rhymes that was a single, it was a one-off. That wasn’t our music either. That was his producer’s music. So, this is the first time we’ve had a track and we invited someone into our house. We don’t do that. It takes somebody that we have to have a special situation in connection and whatever to feel conformable to do that."

Rakim: "I appreciate that, man. Thanks for the welcome mat. I hope I didn’t burn it out, man. Leave it at the door and I’ll be back."

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Big Daddy Kane And Rakim To Perform At The Apollo Theater

The Five Percent Nation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and doing it big by bringing hip-hop legends to New York City's Apollo Theater

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Big Daddy Kane And Singer Alissa Cavallaro Release Anti-Bullying Single

Hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane and up-and-coming singer Alissa Cavallaro have teamed up for an anti-bullying collaboration they call “Don’t Be Pushed Around" to combat bullying in all forms...

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