Big Daddy Kane brought a hot dose of New York City star power to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series to kick this week off. With his in-house band, BDK rocked a smooth show consisting of his rap classics: “Smooth Operator,” “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” “Raw” and a bonus freestyle.
Like no other can, the hip-hop legend delivered rhyme after rhyme of timeless music without a curse, useless bar or derogatory word.
“I’m good and plenty, servin many and any/Competition, wishin’ for an expedition/I’m straight up dissin’ and dismissin’, listen/Rappers act so wild, and love to profile/Frontin hard but ain’t got no style/I give nightmares to those who compete/Freddy Kreuger, walkin’ on Kane Street/Confuse and lose abuse and bruise the crews/Who choose to use my name wrong, they pay dues/Destruction from the exterminator/But in a calm manner, cause I’m a smooth operator,” raps Kane on “Smoother Operator.”
Watch the full concert below:
• “Smooth Operator”
• “Ain’t No Half Steppin”