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Big Daddy Kane praises Jay-Z: The 10 greatest rappers from Brooklyn

Jay-Z owes a lot to Big Daddy Kane. Not only the cooler-than-thou persona and gift for witty wordplay, but Jay was briefly Kane’s hypeman in the early 1990s. In a recent interview with Complex, the King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal shared his enthusiasm for Jay’s wildly successful career as an artist and as a businessman.

“I’m happy for him,” Kane told Complex. “I’ve always thought that dude was a good rapper and always wanted to see him achieve the best and he has.”

Jay tapped Kane to open the Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center last fall, in a nod to both his own roots and as a special moment for the borough that birthed both legendary rappers. Brooklyn’s hip-hop history is undeniable.

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1 Comment

  1. -keka- on August 21, 2013 at 12:47 am

    ummmm…”..Before Jay and after Kane, there was Christopher Wallace”, -huh? …u sure?
    -*Big Daddy Kane was ways before Biggie..and so was Jay-z??? who wrote this?? ..Stereo Williams do your homework.

    That said though, I don’t take nothing away from Biggie.. but, just getting the facts straight.