Big Daddy Kane is a rapper from New York City who began his music career in 1986 as a member of the "Juice Crew". He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and skilled MCs and rappers in hip-hop. His song "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" is still viewed as one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time. Many called him a master wordsmith of rap's golden age and his best material is deemed the finest hip-hop of its era. His pimpin' persona was enormously influential on countless future would-be players and rappers alike.