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Big Daddy Kane Forms Supergroup with Showtyme and The Lifted Crew

Posted By on January 30, 2013

It has been more than a decade since Big Daddy Kane released “Veteranz Day”, his last album; however, the Brooklyn native, recognized as one of the emcees that helped Hip Hop and Rap turn the corner form presupposed fad to a respected music genre that was here to stay, recently revealed that he had a new project forthcoming. In an interview with Fuse. The Kane talked about his latest project in which he joined forces with the singer Showtyme and Hip Hop group The Lifted Crew, forming Las Supper to produce a classic Hip Hop LP. The songs from this collaboration are all recorded over live instruments and are infused with the sounds from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

“The album is called Back to the Future, and we came together collectively – myself Big Daddy Kane, Showtyme, who sings with Pharoahe Monch, and the Lifted Crew – and we basically merged together…[with] three different units coming together as one to form Las Supper,” said Kane, “What we tried to do is basically bring back the vintage ’60s and ’70s soul – which you see a lot of people doing [including] Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse, [and] Raphael Saadiq – but combining it with vintage Hip Hop, like the stuff that I was doing from the beginning of my career [in] the Public Enemy, Rakim KRS-One era…[we’re] doing it over nothing but live instruments – live guitar, live trumpet, even on down to the glockenspiel.”

He further elaborated; “The chemistry has just been so great. I’ve enjoyed working with these guys, we’re always laughing, having a good time, and then when we connect, it could be where something that was supposed to be very simple, once we connect on it, we end up taking it to a whole another level.”