It's a Big Daddy Thing

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It's a Big Daddy Thing
Studio album by Big Daddy Kane
Released September 12, 1989
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre Hip hop
Length 76:32
Label Cold Chillin'/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
25941
Producer Big Daddy Kane, Marley Marl, Mister Cee, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, Teddy Riley
Big Daddy Kane chronology
Long Live the Kane
(1988)
It's a Big Daddy Thing
(1989)
Taste of Chocolate
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

It's a Big Daddy Thing is the second full-length album by American rapper Big Daddy Kane. It was released on September 12, 1989.

To date, it is his most successful effort commercially, certified gold by RIAA.[4]

In character with his first album and many other albums of the day, It's a Big Daddy Thing branches out into different styles, from battle rhymes to love ballads and more. His later posturing as a self-proclaimed ladies' man is somewhat foreshadowed by the hit song "Smooth Operator". Also, one of the songs in the album, "Wrath of Kane," appears in live performance taken from the Apollo Theater.

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.[5]

In 2004, the song, "Warm it Up, Kane" appeared at classic hip hop radio station Playback FM, in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

In 2008, the single "I Get The Job Done" was ranked number 57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.[6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer Performers Samples[7] Time
1 "It's a Big Daddy Thing" Prince Paul Big Daddy Kane 3:23
2 "Another Victory" Easy Mo Bee Big Daddy Kane 4:53
3 "Mortal Combat" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane 5:24
4 "Children R the Future" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane 4:00
5 "Young, Gifted and Black" Marley Marl Big Daddy Kane 3:13
6 "Smooth Operator" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane 4:44
7 "Calling Mr. Welfare" Easy Mo Bee Big Daddy Kane, DJ Red Alert
  • "The Chicken" by James Brown
  • "It's a New Day" by James Brown
  • "Message from the Soul Sisters" by Vicki Anderson
4:25
8 "Wrath of Kane (live)" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane
  • "Gimme Some More" by The J.B.'s
  • "Givin' Up Food for Funk" by The J.B.'s
5:00
9 "I Get the Job Done" Teddy Riley Big Daddy Kane 5:30
10 "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" Prince Paul Big Daddy Kane 3:20
11 "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane, Nice & Smooth, Scoob Lover, Ant Live 4:10
12 "Big Daddy's Theme" Big Daddy Kane
  • "Go On With Your Bad Self" by Consumer Report
2:08
13 "To Be Your Man" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane, Blue Magic, Chuck Stanley 5:45
14 "The House That Cee Built" Mister Cee Mister Cee
  • "It's a New Day" by James Brown
  • "The House that Jack Built" by Aretha Franklin
  • "He's the Greatest Dancer" by Sister Sledge
  • "Running Away" by Roy Ayers
  • "Set it Off", "Ain't No Half-Steppin'", "Word to the Mother (Land)", "Raw", "I'll Take You There", "Wrath of Kane", and "Mister Cee's Master Plan" by Big Daddy Kane
  • "Poison" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
5:28
15 "On the Move" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane, Scoob Lover, Scrap Lover 5:20
16 "Warm It Up, Kane" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane
  • "Big Bad John" by Big John Hamilton
  • "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson
4:11
17 "Rap Summary (Lean On Me) (remix)" Marley Marl Big Daddy Kane
  • "Hot Pants Part 2" by Hank Carbo
  • "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" by Heatwave
  • "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers
5:15

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Charts[8] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 33
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 4

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[9]
U.S. Dance U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1989 "Smooth Operator" 17 11 1
1989 "I Get the Job Done" 27 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Music Guide review.". All Music Guide. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Robertchristgau.com review.". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone review.". Google books. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  4. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database: Big Daddy Kane". RIAA.com. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 Best Rap Albums". Rocklist.net. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  6. ^ "VH1's 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs". prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  7. ^ "Rap Sample FAQ Search: Big Daddy Kane". The-Breaks.com. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  8. ^ "Big Daddy Kane album charts". allmusicguide.com. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  9. ^ "Big Daddy Kane singles charts". allmusicguide.com. Retrieved 2009-10-07.