Big Daddy Kane at Alive at Five on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
ALBANY — Alive at Five turned into a Big Daddy Thing as the iconic rapper out of Brooklyn made the Capital City his home for a short while on Thursday, July 12.
Big Daddy Kane’s influence upon the popularity of today’s hip hop can not be overstated. His “smooth operator” presence both on stage and in the recording booth helped push rap into the mainstream market in the late 1980s. Albany did not forget the lyrical master from Brooklyn, treating the Grammy Award-winning artist to the largest crowd at Jennings Landing this summer.
DJ Trumastr opened the evening, followed by acts from Und3rstanding and DJ Supreme. The night also featured street dancer BboyTata, showcasing old school breakdancing with a modern flare. DJ Supreme helped overcome a minor technical hiccup prior to Big Daddy Kane’s set. He and the crew from Hot 99.1 FM took the stage and threw shirts out into the crowd.
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Michael Hallisey is managing editor of Spotlight Newspapers.