Big Daddy Kane was always more of an iconic rapper in his Brooklyn neighborhood than on the Billboard charts. But 1988's 'Long Live the Kane' LP still made a distinct imprint on hip-hop with brawny, Casanova-like attitudes, gold chains and serious braggadocio.

Even his over-the-top cover photo was one of the greatest of the decade.

If nothing else, check out the stand-out tracks 'Ain't No Half-Steppin'' and 'Raw.'

 

 

 

 

Watch Big Daddy Kane's 'Ain't No Half-Steppin'' Video