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KRS-One VS Big Daddy Kane Face Off in Verzuz Battle

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KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane two pioneers in the Hip-Hop are facing off in a Verzuz battle on Sunday, October 18, at 7 p.m. EST.

The face-off is going to take place Live at the indoor arena “Barclays Center” in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn legend with his unique smooth sound along with a host of tight rhymes is facing off against the South Bronx philosopher, and activist .

KRS-One leader of the famous Boogie Down Production blew up in the 80s around the same time as Big Daddy Kane who was a member of the Juice Crew.

The South Bronx mc KRS-One was more like a poet, a philosopher. He released the album “By All Means Necessary” by BDP on 31 May 1988 with a track named “My Philosophy.” It was the art of rapping, just one of those records that you have actually listened to.


KRS continued to give us real rap but there's always that one song that's just highly respected. It was interesting to hear a rapper make a record about those who are supposed to protect us “Sound of Police” It was a record where you could tell that KRS-One was painting a picture of his environment and this was well put together. Then another KRS banger “Step Into A World.” This production was tight work  “Step Into A World” had this crazy beat, you can literally feel this beat.

Big Daddy Kane was versatile, he can give you something soft and chill, but he can also give you something upbeat to dance to. Not too many rappers can speed it up and slow it down. This is what made Big Daddy Kane unique.

In 1988 he dropped the track “Raw” produced and mixed by Marley Marl. The CD Raw was self-explanatory, the production was raw, the lyrics were raw.

The Brooklyn legend was very diverse with his delivery. In 1988 he dropped “Set it off” here you can hear Kane spitting. The production from “Set It Off” gave you a dance vibe.  And don't get it twisted Big Daddy Kane was also a performer.


In 1993 he released a slow jam song for the ladies called “Very Special” the song featured artists Laree Williams, Karen Anderson, and DJ Spinderella.  This song was super smooth, with a great hook with the perfect flow.

It's good seeing two pioneers of Hip-Hop getting their flowers because it's very well deserved.

For those unable to watch live from the Barclays Center, fans can catch the action on the Verzuz TV IG account.

Written by: Silvia Tine

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