''I've Always Thought That Dude Was A Good Rapper...''
6:00AM ET January 17th, 2013
Contributor : Monica Coleman
A Rocky Williform Company
Big Daddy Kane spoke about his admiration for fellow Brooklyn legend Jay-Z and how much Brooklyn is changing in a recent interview with Complex. The rapper revealed how pleased he is that Jay has become so successful.
"I’m happy for him. I’ve always thought that dude was a good rapper and always wanted to see him achieve the best and he has," said Kane.
Kane revealed that he fought hard to represent Brooklyn during his days running with the Queens-based Juice Crew, but acknowledged that much is different in his home borough today.
"In the beginning there was awkwardness, because me and Shan didn’t necessarily get along and Mr. Magic was kind of funny towards me. But eventually we were all close and good friends. I definitely wanted to rep Brooklyn, because pretty much all of them were reppin’ Queens," he said.
"[But Brooklyn’s] mad different. When people ask me would I move back, I say, 'What for?' All my memories are gone. It’s not like I can go to the Empire and put my feet up on the back of someone else’s seat so the rats don’t run across my feet. It’s not like I can go see great kung fu flicks on The Deuce for $1.50...I go there now and an old movie theater will end up being an organic shop or Blimpie’s will end up being a Starbucks."