MABLETON, GEORGIA - JULY 31: Rapper Big Daddy Kane performs in concert during 2021 Old School Hip Hop Fest at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre on July 31, 2021 in Mableton, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Big Daddy Kane's Upcoming Netflix Documentary Is in the 'Editing Stages'

Big Daddy Kane's Upcoming Netflix Documentary Is in the 'Editing Stages'

Published Mon, June 12, 2023 at 10:15 AM EDT

In a recent interview with AllHipHop, Big Daddy Kane gave an update on his upcoming Netflix documentary, Paragraphs I Manifest.

“We’re in the editing stages right now,” he explained. “And hopefully, we’ll be finished within the next two months. That’s what I’m praying for, you know, because I really feel that it’s important to get this out as Hip-Hop is celebrating 50 years.”

The film was originally announced in 2021, and features interviews with Common, J. Cole, and MC Lyte. In the same interview, Kane also talked about how Hip-Hop has evolved.

“When you look at the era of the Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz and Kool Moe Dee and then you see how it evolved and became Rakim and KRS-One, and then you see how it evolved again in the era of Nas, Biggie and JAY-Z, from a lyrical standpoint, you want to see it keep evolving,” he says. “But by the time the ’90s came around, Hip-Hop had become so commercial, that it was more important about having commercial songs and something more simplistic. A lot of the artists that came after that, their mindset wasn’t really on being lyrical, it was on writing catchy songs. That’s really where their mindset was.”

He also said that a conversation with Eminem made him do some soul-searching and record digging.

"The biggest thing I learned was something Eminem said, because I never really thought about it," he said. "When I’m writing and I’m doing what I do, I’m just in my zone. I’m listening to him talk, but as I’m listening to him, I’m trying to think who did it before me, and I actually couldn’t come up with no one. I was just sitting there really blown away. When we left, I actually went listening to different artists that had songs out before me to see if anyone else did that in their writing style, and I didn’t find no one. I’m not saying that I’m the first, I’m just saying that so far I haven’t found anyone. It was crazy.”

You can catch Big Daddy Kane live on Aug. 5 at the Rock The Bells Festival in Queens, NY, along with Rakim, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Ludacris, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Yo-Yo, Redman + Method Man, Roxanne Shanté, MC Lyte, MC Sha-Rock, Boot Camp Clik, Swizz Beatz with special guests, Cold Crush Brothers, and Salt-N-Pepaa. Grab tickets here.

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