Veteranz' Day

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Veteranz' Day
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Studio album by Big Daddy Kane
Released April 28, 1998[1]
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 61:02
Label The Label/Blackheart/
Mercury/PolyGram Records
371 801
Producer Big Daddy Kane
Easy Mo Bee
DJ III
L.G.
Big Daddy Kane chronology
Daddy's Home
(1994)
Veteranz Day
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rap Pages (favorable)[2]
Spin (6/10)[2]

Veteranz Day is the seventh and final studio album by emcee Big Daddy Kane, released on April 28, 1998.[1] The album came four years after his previous effort, 1994's Daddy's Home. Veteranz Day received little attention, commercially and critically, and was met with mixed reviews and little sales. It was his first and only album not to chart on the Billboard 200. Veteranz' Day was the first and only album release for the small New York-based record label called the Label Records, which was founded by Frank Yandolino. Although it managed to earn a distribution deal with Mercury Records by way of Joan Jett's and Kenny Laguna's Blackheart Records, which was acting as a boutique distribution outlet for independent labels from 1998 to 2000, The Label folded almost shortly after the release of Veteranz Day. The album features the single "Uncut, Pure," which reached the top 10 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. There are two versions of "Uncut, Pure"—the original version produced by Easy Mo Bee, and a sequel version produced by Big Daddy Kane himself, the latter of which was released on the independently released 12-inch single and also featured as a bonus track on the CD and cassette versions of the album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   0:56
2. "Uncut, Pure" Easy Mo Bee 4:22
3. "Entaprizin'" Big Daddy Kane 3:28
4. "Girl Talk" (Interlude)   0:49
5. "Change This Game Around" (featuring Felicia Price) Big Daddy Kane 3:44
6. "La-La-Land" Easy Mo Bee 4:37
7. "Ole Tyme Bluez" (Interlude)   1:27
8. "2 da Good Tymz" (featuring Mike Ransom) DJ Ill 3:33
9. "Fish Tandoori" (Interlude)   1:36
10. "Terra N Ya Era" Big Daddy Kane 3:50
11. "Hold It Down" (featuring Kelly German) Big Daddy Kane 4:02
12. "Daddy's Theme" (Interlude)   0:52
13. "Earth, Wind & Fire" (featuring Sha-Queen and A.B. Money) L.G. 4:26
14. "Do U Really Know?" Big Daddy Kane 4:51
15. "Shame Prelude" (Interlude)   0:44
16. "Shame!" Big Daddy Kane 4:12
17. "Last Night Episode" (Interlude)   0:49
18. "Definitely" Big Daddy Kane 3:37
19. "Unda Presha" (featuring Baldhead Buchanon) Big Daddy Kane 3:14
20. "Outro"   1:42
21. "Uncut, Pure" (Remix) Big Daddy Kane 4:06
Total length: 61:02

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 62

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1998 "Uncut, Pure" - #60 #9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Veteranz' Day - Big Daddy Kane". AllMusic. 1998-04-28. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 
  2. ^ a b Reviews
  3. ^ "Big Daddy Kane – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Big Daddy Kane. Retrieved March 4, 2017.