Big Daddy Kane
Big Daddy Kane
Celebrated Name: Big Daddy Kane
Real Name/Full Name: Antonio Hardy
Gender: Male
Age: 55 years old
Birth Date: 10 September 1968
Birth Place: New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Shawnette Hardy
m. 2010
Children: Yes (Lamel Hardy)
Profession: Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor
Net Worth in 2024: $500 thousand
Last Updated: May 2024

Big Daddy Kane, born Antonio Monterio Hardy, is an American rap artist and actor. Cited to be a rap artist virtuoso, Big Daddy Kane has influenced a wide array of future rappers throughout his career. He dramatically revolutionized the hip-hop scene with his lyrical style and incredible rhyming skills. An icon of the late 80’s hip-hop explosion, Big Daddy Kane has truly proven himself to be one of modern hip-hop’s breathing legends and rap pioneer.

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Early Life

Big Daddy Kane was born on September 10, 1968, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. His father, a truck driver, and his mother, Ruth Bradley, a registered nurse, moved from Albee Square to Bedford after he was born, and he went on to grow up there. A Brooklyn native, known by his pseudonym, Big Daddy Kane, is wordplay for King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal Kane that comes from his love for action films, which he reminisces watching with his friends back in the days.

“Big Daddy” is based on Price’s character in the film “Beach Party.” He has a younger brother, Lil’ Daddy Shane. Kane started his rap career as a novice assisting his cousin in stage shows. The rapper, now in his 40’s, has taken a backseat from mainstream rapping, but still puts up regular shows. He now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Shawnette Hardy. They got married in 2010 and had a son named Lamel Hardy.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 10 September 1968, Big Daddy Kane is 55 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Big Daddy Kane started his career in the mid-1980s. In 1984, Big Daddy was introduced to the rapper Biz Markie, and he helped in co-writing some of his best raps. Big Daddy joined “Juice Crew,” which was a Queens-based hip-hop group managed by the acclaimed producer, Marley Marl. In 1987, Big Daddy’s hip-hop career progressed further, as he signed with Cold Chillin’ Records label. He grabbed the limelight with his single “Raw,” which was a masterpiece.

His debut album, “Long Live the Kane,” released in 1988. His second album, “It’s a Big Daddy Thing” cemented his name in the hip-hop scene as a legend with hit songs, like ” Smooth Operator” and “I Get the Job Done,” which was a chartbuster in the R&B Top 40 in late 1989. The year 1991 was the highlight of his artistic career, as he won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his collaborative track “Back on the Block.”

Big Daddy Kane stepped into the world of acting in the year 1993 with the movie “Posse,” after which he was featured in “The Meteor Man.” During the 1990s, he posed for Playgirl and appeared in Madonna’s Sex book, solidifying his status as a sex symbol. Big Daddy has an immense hand in bringing the rap mogul Jay Z into the scene. Big Daddy Kane, in 1998 with Blackheart Records, released his farewell album, “Veteranz Day,” which received mix reviews and wasn’t one of his best commercial sellers.

The 2000s sawed Big Daddy collaborating with various artists. He released two singles focusing primarily on the social scene of the early 2000s. He, along with Lifted Crew and Showtime, formed the band “Las Supper.” He collaborated with Tito Jackson on his song “Get It Baby” and also featured in a hip-hop documentary in the year 2016.

Awards and Achievements

Big Daddy Kane has garnered numerous accolades spanning his career. Some are:

• His song “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’” featured on the number 25. Position on “The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time” list by the Rolling Stone magazine.
• He was ranked No. 7 on the “Greatest MC’S of All Time” list by MTV.
• Included in RZA’s list of “Top 5 best MCs.”

Net Worth & Salary of Big Daddy Kane in 2024

Big Daddy Kane Net Worth
Big Daddy Kane Net Worth

Big Daddy Kane is a cult favorite name in the hip-hop scene and still continues to be a source of inspiration and mastery for emerging artists. His net worth is $500 thousand as of May 2024.

Big Daddy Kane’s massive career, spanning around 35 years, has witnessed his evolution from a novice to one of currently living rap pioneers. A true sartorial icon, he is fundamental in setting up a number of hip-hop trends in the early ’90s. Despite suffering from asthma, he never let this get in his way of achieving his musical greatness. A substantive music career with several gold albums, he has proven himself to be a true entertainer in all regards.


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