Big Daddy Kane inducted into the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/21/2018, 1:38 p.m.
Rapper Antonio Hardy, better known as Big Daddy Kane, is being inducted into the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Celebrity Path during ...
Hip-Hop artist Big Daddy Kane

Rapper Antonio Hardy, better known as Big Daddy Kane, is being inducted into the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Celebrity Path during the third annual Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk. He will also get the Key to Brooklyn.

Big Daddy Kane’s name will be engraved on the path at a ceremony taking place at the event that goes along the stretch of Eastern Parkway from Flatbush to Washington avenues June 24 from noon to 5 p.m.

Considered one of the most influential hip-hop artists, Big Daddy Kane was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant. In 1991, he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his work on Quincy Jones’ collaborative track “Back on the Block.” On screen, he’s appeared in several television shows and movies, including “Posse,” “Meteor Man” and “Law and Order: SVU.”

Since 1985, more than 160 Brooklynites have had their names inscribed on the Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk, including artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and hip-hop star Fabolous.