Antonio Hardy is popularly known as Big Daddy Kane. He is a Grammy award-winning rapper and actor. He is an American who began his rap career in 1986 as a member of the rap group called Juice Crew. He is recognized as one of the most influential rappers in hip-hop. Big Daddy Kane was born on September 10, 1968, in Bedford- Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. In 1984, he met Biz Markie. They became friends and Kane eventually co-wrote some of Biz’s rap songs.
Big Daddy Kane is married to Shawnette Hardy. They got married in the year 2010. They have a son named Lamel Hardy. Kane released his debut album “Long Live the Kane” in the year 1988 under the record label, Cold Chilling Records. This album featured his hit song “Ain’t No Half Steppin”.
He released his second album titled “It’s a Big Daddy Thing” in the following year. In 1991, Kane featured in Patti LaBelle’s track “Burnin”. In the same year, he won the Grammy Award for “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for his performance on Quincy Jones’ track “Back on the Block” from his album with the same name. His next album “Looks Like a Job for …” performed well but not as well as his “It’s a Big Daddy Thing”.
Kane debuted as an actor in 1993. His first movie was “Posse” followed by Townsend’s movie, “The Meteor Man”. Kane collaborated with Tupac and MC Hammer on the song “Too Late Playa”. In the year 1996, he collaborated with Tupac to release “Where Ever U R”. Kane and Frankie Cutlass teamed up to release Kane’s single “The Cypher Part 3”. His final Solo album titled “Veteran’z day” was released in 1998.
In the 2000s, Kane collaborated with a number of artists including Jurassic 5, DJ Babu, A Tribe Called Quest and Little Brother. He released two singles, “The Man, The Icon”, produced by Alchemist and “Any Type of the Way” produced by DJ Premier. He featured in Morcheeba’s single titled “What’s Your Name”. In 2006, he featured as the guest rapper on the song “Get Wild Off This”.
Kane also featured on Joell Ortiz’s mixtape titled “The Brick: Bodega Chronicles”. He also featured on the track “MA Doom: Son of Yvonne”. Kane joined the band “Las Supper” to release an album titled “Back to the Future” on March 26, 2013.
Kane released other studio albums including “Taste of Chocolate”, “Prince of Darkness”, and “Daddy’s Home”. He also starred in several films including “Posse”, “The Meteor Man”, “Dave Chapelle’s Block Party”, “Dead Heist”, “Just Another Day” , “Love for Sale”, and “Exposed”.
How much is Big Daddy Kane Net Worth in 2017
Big Daddy Kane net worth is $500 Thousand US dollars as of 2017. His net worth is mostly from his career as a rapper musician and producer.
Big Daddy Kane is considered one of the most talented lyricists of all time. His rap style and the ability to rap fast has made him very influential in hip-hop. His song “Ain’t no half- stepping” was ranked number 25 by Rolling stone magazine.