Watch Big Daddy Kane Tear Down the Stage in This Rare Concert Footage from 1999 (Video)
If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to witness a Big Daddy Kane show, live and direct, you know no one goes harder. In addition to top choice lyricism, Kane provides all-out choreography, complete with jumps, kick-stepping and even splits.
Legendary DJ, and former Fat Beats staple, DJ Eclipse attended a Prince Paul show at Tramps, New York’s once hallowed hall for Hip-Hop, back in 1999 and he’s opened up his vaults of footage from the performance. In addition to Prince Paul, Non-Phixion, Special Ed and others performed at the show, which was a celebration of the release of Paul’s Prince Among Thieves album. Despite all the star power, it was a mega-wattage performance by Kane that stole the show.
In this 5+ minute clip, all of BDK’s high voltage energy is on display as he runs through a medley of “The Symphony,” “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’,” “Wrath of Kane” and, his show-stopper, “Warm It Up, Kane.” Since Eclipse was positioned right on stage, the sound quality is not pristine, but it’s as close as you can get to being in the storied venue yourself. Check out the video.