Big Daddy Kane ‘It’s a Big Daddy Thing’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 19th September 1989

Label: Cold Chillin

Producers: Big Daddy Kane, Marley Marl, Mister Cee, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, Teddy Riley

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“It’s a Big Daddy Thing is the second full-length album by American rapper Big Daddy Kane. It was released on September 19, 1989. To date, it is his most successful effort commercially, certified gold by RIAA. In character with his first album and many other albums of the day, It’s a Big Daddy Thing branches out into different styles, from battle rhymes to love ballads and more. His later posturing as a self-proclaimed ladies’ man is somewhat foreshadowed by the hit song “Smooth Operator”. Also, one of the songs in the album, “Wrath of Kane,” appears in live performance taken from the Apollo Theater. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2004, the song, “Warm it Up, Kane” appeared at classic hip hop radio station Playback FM, in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In 2008, the single “I Get The Job Done” was ranked number 57 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #4 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1989.

- The single ‘Smooth Operator’ comes in at #7 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1989.

- The tracks ‘Smooth Operator’, ‘Another Victory’ and ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ appear on our Classic Material 1989 Mixtape.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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