Originally released back in 1988 on Cold Chillin’ Records, Big Daddy Kane’s debut LP ‘Long Live The Kane’ dropped during the height of what is now regarded as the golden age of hip hop. Combining simplistic beats, drawing on elements of funk, and Kane’s sharp wordplay, the album cemented both Kane & the Juice Crew’s place in Hip Hop history; and with ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin’ it featured one of THE seminal singles of the genre.
Without doubt one of the most influential East Coast rappers to ever do it, paving the way for the likes of Nas, Big L, AZ & Notorious B.I.G amongst others. Nas even ranks ‘Long Live the Kane’ as one of his top 25 albums ever.
Omerta Inc. will be bringing the album to its intended format for the first time since 1988. Remastered specifically for vinyl release, this will be the best the record has ever sounded. The release will comprise of two separate pressings.
The first pressing, limited to 300 copies, will be pressed onto 180gm purple and gold vinyl, a process known as colour on colour. Each copy will come individually hand numbered on the back cover in gold pen and housed in a high quality matte jacket with all original artwork. This pressing will be available to pre order via the Omerta Inc. store exclusively. The Second, will be pressed onto 180gm split purple and black vinyl, and will be available from record stores upon the album’s release on August 25th.
“Kane's debut album, Long Live the Kane, stands as a perfect example of what made the
Juice Crew so highly revered. Simple, spare, mostly-James-Brown-based break beats that
leave plenty of room for Kane rev up and deliver his lightning-tongued battle raps.” -
Complex, #9 Best Old School Rap Records
“This album can be credited as one of the most influential LPs of the golden age of Hip Hop. Nas, Pete Rock, AZ, Gang Starr, RZA, Biggie Smalls, and MF DOOM are among some of the acclaimed artists who have made directed references to either this album or Big Daddy Kane in general throughout their music. In 1998, The Source Magazine ranked this project as one of the 1000 Greatest Albums in Hip Hop. The album was certified gold in the year of its release and serves as one of the two projects from Big Daddy Kane that has sold over 500,000 copies.” - The Source
“Considered one of the most significant cuts of the “Golden Era,” a time period spanning from the 1980s to 1990s where hip-hop was said to be at its best.” – XXL Magazine
“I’m a big time fan of Big Daddy Kane. ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin’’ and ‘Raw’ are great songs.” - Nas