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Verzuz Up-Close: KRS-One vs Big Daddy Kane

Verzuz: KRS-One vs Big Daddy Kane

SOHH.com was front and center at Barclays Center on Sunday night for the Verzuz event 80s Hip-Hop fans have been debating all week – KRS-One vs. Big Daddy Kane. Who won? Check out these exclusive, up-close photos from our favorite moments below and vote on who you think took the crown. The Bronx vs Brooklyn […]

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Big Daddy Kane Admits Roxanne Shante Put The Juice Crew On

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Hip hop legends Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One became the latest to battle each other in a Verzuz matchup. The showdown, which was in front of a live audience in Brooklyn, featured guests like Eric B., Mad Lion, Das EFX, and Roxanne Shanté. At one point, KRS-One broke out “The Bridge Is Over,” an iconic […]

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LIVE: Verzuz – KRS-One VS Big Daddy Kane [7:30 pm To Showtime]

Verzuz: KRS-One vs Big Daddy Kane

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SOURCE PREVIEW: Big Daddy Kane vs. KRS-One Who Wins the VERZUZ?

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New York City will once again be the location for VERZUZ. Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One are set to take over the Barclays Center. After the announcement was made official, fans began to go into the discographies of both artists and attempt to pick a winner.

Brooklynite Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane stepped on the scene with the Juice Crew in the late ’80s and has been rocking the mic and setting cultural trends ever since. Big Daddy Kane was the first Hip Hop artist to sell out the Apollo Theatre not once but twice with his women-only show. His career has solidified him in hip-hop history putting out hits such as “Ain’t No Half Steppin”, “I Get The Job Done”, and “Smooth Operator.”

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KRS-One solo career began 28 years ago with the release of Return Of The Boom Bap recorded almost totally in the legendary D&D Studios. With production from DJ Premier, Kid Capri, and Showbiz of Showbiz & A.G. while being promoted and marketed by Jive Records, this album is one of Hip Hop’s buried treasures and received 4 mics from The Source Magazine.

Prior to the solo release, KRS-One was an integral member of Boogie Down Productions, teaming with DJ Scott La Rock and Derrick “D-Nice” Jones. After rocking with the crew for five albums, KRS-One would follow his Return of the Booom Bap album with a self-titled release, I Got Next, and an onslaught of albums that run on to today with his Between the Protests album dropping late last year.

With the stage for the VERZUZ set, The Source gives a taste of what will come from Barclays Sunday night. Check out five selections from both KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane then let us know who gets the win when Sunday rolls around.

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Big Daddy Kane – “Smooth Operator”

KRS-One – “Sound of da Police”

Big Daddy Kane – “Aint No Half Steppin”

KRS-One – “MCs Act Like They Don’t Know”

Big Daddy Kane – “Set It Off”

KRS-One – “Step Into a World (Rapture’s Delight)

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Verzuz – KRS-One vs. Big Daddy Kane Reignites The Bronx vs. Brooklyn “Golden Era” Battle

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The next installation of the Verzuz series will feature legends KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane — a matchup that has fans of 80s hip-hop excited for a modern-day Brooklyn vs The Bronx rap battle. KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane Up Next KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane will perform on Oct 17th in the next installation of […]

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Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One Set for Oct. 17 VERZUZ Battle

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New York City will once again be the location for VERZUZ. The official account for the hit music battle series teased the new battle via silhouette. Fans and Snoop Dogg have already figured it out.

“WANNA PLAY? We got a new VERZUZ on the way Sunday, October 17th, brought to you by the killer new series, #Chucky,” the announcement read. “Who do y’all think it is!? Drop your guesses in the comments below and we’ll pick an entry at random to get a pair of tix!”

The announcement is delivered in spooky season fashion as the mid-October battle is brought to you by the new USA horror series Chucky.

“Big daddy. Kane. V. K. R. S1,” Snoop wrote.

Does that battle get your attention? You can see the announcement below.

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Happy 59th Birthday To Production Pioneer Marley Marl!

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Born Marlon Williamson this date in 1962 in NYC, the DJ, producer, and record label owner known as Marley Marl is a trailblazer of Hip Hop’s ever-evolving sound, being one of the first to use sampling as a means to gather elements for a song.

Starting with his days as the DJ for WBLS’ Mr. Magic in the early 80s, Marley used that leverage to break new artists and eventually form his own group known as the legendary Juice Crew. Based in his Queensbridge Housing apartment, “Marley’s House” became an epicenter for many Hip Hop legends in the early stages of their career including Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, MC Shan, Kool G Rap, and the Queensbridge Queen herself, Roxanne Shante. Marley’s production credits go on for eons, however, some of his most memorable work includes  Craig G’s The Kingpin, Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live The Kane, Biz Markie’s Goin’ OffKool G Rap & DJ Polo’s Road to the Riches, MC Shan’s Down By Law and Born to Be Wild and Roxanne Shante’s only album Bad Sister.

Salute to Marley on his 59th born day and wish him many more to come!

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Today In Hip-Hop History: Marley Marl Dropped The Juice Crew Debut Album ‘In Control Vol. 1’ 33 Years Ago

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The title of “super producer” is not one to be taken lightly. For every era of Hip-Hop, there is a man behind the keys set the tone. Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, RZA, Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, The Neptunes, Mike Will Made-It, and Metro Boomin are among the few who have dictated what Hip Hop has sounded like over the years. Super producers have even spanned genres to influenced music as a whole, bringing the Hip Hop style to the masses.

On this day in Hip Hop history the culture’s first super producer, Marley Marl, released his debut compilation, In Control, Vol. 1, and forever changed the sound of Hip Hop. Before this album, Marley Marl’s true importance to Hip Hop had yet to be openly stated. It was known that he had a hand in some of the biggest records to have out at the time but this album put them all in the same place, proving what Marley Marl was doing to help Hip Hop evolve.

Before Marley Marl, Hip Hop production was quite primitive: the drums were sounded synthetic, the loops were monotonous, and as a whole production was more of a skeleton waiting to be filled by an MC. Marley Marl gave the instrumental life. His signature drum loops and soulful samples brought a new tone to Hip Hop. A Marley Mal beat served less as a compliment to the artist’s ability and more as fuel to jumpstart the intensity of the rapper, bringing out the best in him or her.

Commercially, this album was the success it was bound to be. Featuring Juice Crew members Biz Markie, Craig G., Roxanne Shante, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Heavy D, and more from Marley Marl’s private army. Pushed by the infamous Cold Chillin’ Records, the album peaked at #163 on the Billboard 200 and brought great publicity to Cold Chillin’ as a top label in Hip Hop. Following this album, the label rose to become a household name in Hip-Hop and Marl Marley grew to become an immortal icon of Hip Hop culture.

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Happy Birthday to Hip Hop Living Legend Big Daddy Kane!

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Today marks the 53rd birthday of Grammy Award-winning lyricist Big Daddy Kane!

Born on this day in 1968, Brooklynite Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane stepped on the scene with the Juice Crew in the late ’80s and has been rocking the mic and setting cultural trends ever since. Even cultural critic publication Rolling Stone called him “a master wordsmith of rap’s late-golden age.” His career has solidified him in hip-hop history putting out hits such as “Ain’t No Half Steppin”, “I Get The Job Done”, and “Smooth Operator”. He has also lent his lyrical talents to others such as Biz Markie, who founded the budding star, helping to ghostwrite his hit “Vapors”.

As if that was not enough, Big Daddy Kane was the first Hip Hop artist to sell out the Apollo Theatre not once but twice with his women-only show. He also has film credits making appearances in several movies such as Brown Sugar, Posse, and Gunman to name a few. Needless to say, Big Daddy Kane is an amazingly talented and versatile artist. We salute you and thank you for all that you have given yourself to the rap game! Enjoy your physical degree day God!

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New York City’s Homecoming Week Wu-Tang Clan, Big Daddy Kane & More Concerts in All Five Boroughs

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New York City’s Homecoming Week of free concerts continues today on Staten Island with a live show featuring members of Wu-Tang Clan.

Raekwon and fellow Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah will take the stage at Midland Beach along with Crystal Waters, EPMD and a host of other artists.

Big Daddy Kane headlines Thursday’s show at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The celebration continues on Friday with George Clinton + P-Funk All Stars at Forest Hills Stadium. On Saturday, Central Park hosts the We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert.

As reported by the Mayors office,

“It’s time to celebrate our city, support our local businesses, and have an incredible Summer of New York City.”

“Hip Hop culture reflects the mosaic that makes NYC, with its sound coming from all genres and spanning many communities. Working in partnership with the City and others, this is our love letter to music fans from all over NYC.”

  • Tuesday, August 17th at Richmond County Bank Park in Staten Island
  • Thursday, August 19th at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn
  • Friday, August 20th at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens
  • Saturday, August 21st at The Great Lawn, Central Park in Manhattan 

NYC Homecoming Week events will also include free film screenings hosted by Rooftop Films, at NYC Restaurant Week, and Summer Streets. The iconic events, cultural activities, public art, and more will be in all five boroughs.

This celebration of New York City’s resilience will drive support for the mom-and-pop businesses and local organizations that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic.

To sign up for email updates on NYC Homecoming Week events and tickets, go to nyc.gov/HomecomingWeek.

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