Rap icon Big Daddy Kane will soon drop a documentary, Paragraphs I Manifest, on Netflix that is set to include some of the most legendary hip-hop stars to date.
In an interview with AllHipHop.com, Kane shared details about the new project.
“It’s about lyricism and it’s coming together so great. I got the battle rappers, Goodz Da Animal, Aye Verb, discussing battle rap today, versus battle rap in the 1980s,” said Big Daddy Kane.
“The main reasons why I really wanted to do this is because I see so many talented young artists that have unique styles. And they make hit songs but a lot of things that artists don’t understand is for longevity purposes your listeners have to tune into you as the artist ,” he said.
He added, “[It’s] just trying to show the younger generation The importance of lyricism so they can have that longevity in the game. I have nothing but love and respect for the younger generation and I want to see them achieve the things that a lot of cats from our generation achieved to make it to where we can still be around today, 30-something years later.”
Big Daddy Kane is one of rap's pioneers. In the 1980s, his albums Long Live the Kane and It's a Big Daddy Thing are credited as rap classics.
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