SummerStage: Big Daddy Kane, Marley Marl
Hip hop legend Big Daddy Kane first exploded onto the scene in 1986 with the pioneering rap group The Juice Crew. Only two years later, Kane found smashing success as a solo artist with his second full-length album, It’s a Big Daddy Thing, featuring the classic tracks “I Get the Job Done” and “Long Live The Kane.” Big Daddy Kane’s mastery of the microphone has placed Big Daddy Kane on MTV’s “Greatest MCs of All Time” list.
One of hip-hop’s first superproducers, Marley Marl was an early innovator in the art of sampling, that resulted in some of the sharpest beats and hooks during rap’s Golden Age. As the founder of Cold Chillin’ Records, Marl assembled a roster filled with some of the finest hip-hop talent in New York during the 1980’s. His production work for those and many other artists boasted a bright, booming, and robust sound that helped move street-level hip-hop’s into more mainstream territory. His production credits span hip-hop royalty including, Rakim Big Daddy Kane, Capone-N-Noreaga, and Fat Joe. (SS)