Big Daddy Kane is a stage name of a popular American rapper as well as actor, Antonio Hardy. He has a net worth of $400 Thousand.
Kane is best known as the most influential and impressive MCs in hip hop. He started his hip-hop career with the rapper group Juice Crew in 1986. Kane’s popular song Ain’t No Half-Steppin was ranked #25 on the chart of Fifty Greatest Hip-Hop Songs by the Rolling Stone Magazine of all time. Besides, he gained the Master Wordsmith of Rap’s title.
Talk about the origin of his stage name, the Kane came from the variation of Caine. He took this name after the Kung Fu protagonist Kwai Chang Caine. The big daddy is the character name of the American actor Vincent Leonard Price. For best rap performance, Kane won the Grammy Award in 1991.
Big Daddy Kane: At a Glance
|Real Name||Antonio Hardy|
|Date of Birth||10 September 1968|
|Birth Place||New York, United States|
|Spouse||Shawnette Hardy (m. 2010)|
|Children||1; (Lamel Hardy)|
|Net Worth||$400 Thousand|
Antonio Hardy was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant situated in Brooklyn, New York City, the U.S on 10th September 1968. His father is a truck driver where his mother is a nurse. When he was born, his family shifted in Bedford from Albee Square. He has a younger brother named Lil’ Daddy Shane.
At an early age, Antonio took the name Big Daddy after the Beach Party film and started assisting his cousin in rap show. Besides, he has numerous monikers like Dark Gable, Blackanova, Count Macula, B.D.K, and so on.
As a novice rapper, he started helping his cousin in the 1980s. Later, in 1984, he became familiar with the American popular rapper, DJ, Biz Markie. Kane has co-written some lyrics of Biz’s songs. In 1986, Kane joined the rapper group Juice Crew.
In 1987, Kane signed with Cold Chillin’ records label. Later, he earned huge popularity after his single Raw was released. In the following year, Kane released his debut album Long Live the Kane.
His second album, It’s a Big Daddy Thing, enrolled his career-best songs like Smooth Operator, I Get The Job Done, and so on. He has released seven studio albums so far. In 1991, Kane won the Grammy Award.
Apart from rapping, Kane enrolled his name in the world of acting. He appeared in the films like Posse, The Meteor Man, in 1993. Besides, in 2018, he appeared in the crime drama series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
This prominent American rapper earns $40k a year. Thus, he gets monthly $3.5k and weekly $770. His hourly income is 4.57 dollars.
In 2010, Big Daddy Kane tied the knot with his girlfriend Shawnette Hardy. This couple has a son named Lamel Hardy. They are still married and living in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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