Big Daddy Kane's Debut Album Turns 35 Years Old & SZA Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

Big Daddy Kane's 'Long Live The Kane' Turns 35

On this day in Hip Hop history, Big Daddy Kane released his debut LP 'Long Live The Kane'.

The album, produced by Marley Marl, is one of the most influential LPs of the golden age of Hip Hop.

Big Daddy Kane's ability to touch on a wide range of subjects made him universally appealing and easily marketable.

The album was certified gold and has sold over 500,000 copies.

Numerous acclaimed artists have referenced this album or Big Daddy Kane in their own music.

SZA's 'Snooze' Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

SZA achieves second No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with 'Snooze'.

'Snooze' made largest audience gain and is most-heard song on US monitored R&B/hip-hop radio stations.

The song also reaches No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and is progressing on Rhythmic Airplay and Pop Airplay charts.

With increased support from various formats, 'Snooze' climbs on Radio Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Billboard Hot 100 charts.

This marks SZA's second career No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and her first was with 'Shirt'.

Big Daddy Kane's Influence on Hip Hop

Big Daddy Kane's debut album, 'Long Live The Kane', revolutionized the Hip Hop scene.

With its innovative beats and lyrical prowess, the album set the stage for future artists.

Kane's ability to tackle various topics, from love to social issues, showcased his versatility.

His influence can still be heard today in the music of artists like Jay-Z and Eminem.

Thirty-five years later, 'Long Live The Kane' remains a pop culture phenomenon.

SZA's Rise to Success

SZA's latest achievement with 'Snooze' is just one milestone in her impressive career.

Her unique sound and honest songwriting have resonated with audiences worldwide.

With multiple chart-topping hits and critical acclaim, SZA has become a prominent figure in R&B.

Her success is a testament to the power of authenticity and staying true to oneself.

As she continues to dominate the charts, SZA solidifies her status in the music industry.

The Evolution of R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

SZA's success on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart reflects the evolving landscape of music consumption.

Streaming platforms and radio play play a crucial role in determining chart positions.

The rise of social media and online communities has also contributed to the popularity of certain songs.

Artists like SZA are able to reach a wider audience and connect with fans in new ways.

The R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart serves as a barometer for the genre's current trends and hits.

The Impact of Big Daddy Kane and SZA on Music

Both Big Daddy Kane and SZA have left an indelible mark on the music industry.

Their contributions have shaped the landscape of Hip Hop and R&B, respectively.

Big Daddy Kane's 'Long Live The Kane' remains a classic album that continues to inspire artists.

SZA's success with 'Snooze' showcases her growth as an artist and her ability to connect with listeners.

As Hollywood updates, film reviews, and celebrity culture continue to captivate audiences, it's artists like Big Daddy Kane and SZA who keep pushing the boundaries of pop culture phenomena.


Sha Be Allah. (June 28, 2023). Today In Hip Hop History: Big Daddy Kane’s Debut Album ‘Long Live The Kane’ Turns 35 Years Old!.
Trevor Anderson. (June 28, 2023). SZA’s ‘Snooze’ Cruises to No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart.

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