Hip-Hop artist Big Daddy Kane has thrown his support behind the proposed idea of declaring December 4 as Jay-Z Day in New York City. The legendary MC expressed his enthusiasm for the initiative during an interview with TMZ, commending the concept and highlighting the significant growth of Hip-Hop as a culture and music genre.
Big Daddy Kane, a key figure in the Juice Crew, has a longstanding history with Jay-Z, evident from their collaboration on the posse cut “Show & Prove” years prior to Jay-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt.
New York City Council members, led by Councilwoman Farah Louis, introduced a resolution in December 2023 to designate December 4 as Jay-Z Day. Louis and her colleagues emphasized Jay-Z’s legendary status as a masterful MC, lyricist, and innovative entrepreneur as reasons for honoring him with a dedicated day.
In an interview, Big Daddy Kane shared his thoughts on the proposed Jay-Z Day, expressing his approval for the recognition of an artist who has played a pivotal role in Hip-Hop’s evolution.
He acknowledged the genre’s journey from being looked down upon to becoming a billion-dollar industry with diverse forms of expression.
Councilwoman Farah Louis, during a hearing, emphasized the significance of designating December 4 as Jay-Z Day, stating that it would showcase how the Brooklyn-born artist is celebrated and loved by his community.
Louis linked the proposal to the broader celebration of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, portraying it as a fitting annual event to honor a homegrown hero.