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Big Daddy Kane: It's a Big Daddy Thing (Cold Chillin'/Reprise)

Frank Owen, Spin, November 1989

LIKE HIS ground-breaking debut album, Long Live the Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing finds Kane in the forefront of the most important new direction in hip hop — the shifting of erogenous zones from balls to brains. The trick is not just to make knowledge king but to make it sexy as well; Kane doesn't want to come on like some clapped-out social worker lecturing people half his age about staying in school and staying off drugs. Throughout this album, but particularly on 'Children R The Future' and 'Another Victory', Kane plays this difficult role with consummate ease.

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