This is gonna be big for Hip Hop. A documentary of one of the greatest to ever touch a microphone is coming soon! I’m real excited about this and so should all real heads of this culture we embrace. Props to director, Anthony Marshall, and SCION for presenting this to the people. TZ
By Ismael AbduSalaam
For the first time in his illustrious career, the legacy Big Daddy Kane will be the subject of a feature-length documentary.
Simply titled BDK, the biopic features Kane narrating on his humble beginnings growing up Brooklyn, and his first exposure to the culture that would define him.
“The first time I brought a microphone was because of Divine Sounds, Disco Ritchie,” Kane recalled. “He had his equipment out rhyming and I wanted to get on. So right after I was like ‘I’m an emcee, I wanna rhyme too.’”
As with many pioneer artists, Kane learned early to stand on his own merits to gain respect.
“”He [Disco Ritchie of Divine Sounds] hit me with the shoulder like ‘nah shorty, you gotta have you own microphone,’” Kane stated. “It took me 2 weeks to save $25 to go down to Albee Square Mall and buy a Dynamic Microphone from Radio Shack. And I got on and rhymed against Ritchie. We were peace and broke bread after that.”
Other topics outlined in the documentary will be Kane’s influence on Hip-Hop fashion and the visual presentation of the emcee, along with his lyrical impact through his solo catalogue and Juice Crew contributions.
The film will be directed by Anthony Marshall, co-founder of the Lyricist Lounge.
At press time, a release date has not been announced.
A teaser trailer for BDK is featured below.