Big Daddy Kane Forms New Super Group With The Lifted Crew & Showtyme
In a recent interview with Fuse, Kane discussed his new project with singer Showtyme and live Hip Hop group the Lifted Crew. Kane explained that the group's album Back to the Future merges the sounds of '60s and '70s soul wtih his classic Hip Hop stylings, and was recorded over live instrumentation.
"The album is called Back to the Future, and we came together collectively - myself Big Daddy Kane, Showtyme, who sings with Pharoahe Monch, and the Lifted Crew - and we basically merged together...[with] three different units coming together as one to form Las Supper," he said, "What we tried to do is basically bring back the vintage '60s and '70s soul - which you see a lot of people doing [including] Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse, [and] Raphael Saadiq - but combining it with vintage Hip Hop, like the stuff that I was doing from the beginning of my career [in] the Public Enemy, Rakim KRS-One era…[we're] doing it over nothing but live instruments - live guitar, live trumpet, even on down to the glockenspiel."
He added, "The chemistry has just been so great. I've enjoyed working with these guys, we're always laughing, having a good time, and then when we connect, it could be where something that was supposed to be very simple, once we connect on it, we end up taking it to a whole another level."
Most recently, Kane released a single produced by DJ Premier titled "28 Bars of Kane" in honor of the new Air Jordan XX8 sneaker release.
Check out the second part of Fuse's interview with Kane, in which the Juice Crew alum discusses working with Jay-Z and earning praise from Dave Chappelle.