Ain't No Half-Steppin'

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"Ain't No Half-Steppin'"
Single by Big Daddy Kane
from the album Long Live the Kane
B-side"Get Into It"
Released1988 (1988)
GenreGolden age hip hop
LabelCold Chillin'
Songwriter(s)Antonio Hardy
Producer(s)Marley Marl
Big Daddy Kane singles chronology
"Ain't No Half-Steppin'"
"I'll Take You There"
Music video
"Ain't No Half-Steppin'" on YouTube

"Ain't No Half-Steppin'" is a 1988 hip-hop song written and performed by American rapper Big Daddy Kane. Released as a single from Kane's debut album Long Live the Kane, it peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. The song samples "Ain't No Half Steppin'" by Heatwave, "UFO" by ESG, and "Blind Alley" by The Emotions.[1]

In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" No. 25 on its list of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.[2]


Chart (1988) Peak
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[3] 53


  1. ^ "Album Search for "long live the kane"". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. 5 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Big Daddy Kane - Billboard Hot Black Singles". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2021.