Editors’ Notes Big Daddy Kane’s debut revolutionized the art of MCing. He’s a lyrical virtuoso who admits, “It’s not easy being me” on “Ain’t No Half-Steppin” and eviscerates rivals on “Raw (Remix)” with what may be the world’s first fast rap. Producer Marley Marl and DJ Mister Cee match Kane’s quick-witted punch lines and authoritarian voice with steaming funky drummer beats and turntable scratches. Whether romancing the ladies on “The Day You’re Mine” or paying tribute to his African roots on “I’ll Take You There,” Kane is a commanding and charismatic presence.

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