In a new interview with HipHopDX, Big Daddy Kane confirms Eminem, JAY-Z and Common for Netflix doc 'Paragraphs I Manifest.'
June 15, 2021 Its a dramatic role where I get to exercise my acting chops as opposed to the regular stuff, when they all normally want me to play a gangster or rapper, he explains. So its an opportunity to really show the acting techniques. And also I love it when you get to see a father doing the right thing, even though its the type of situation where these are fathers that have been doing the wrong thing but turning their life around to make amends and do the right thing. So I thought that was a good look from that aspect. Kanes character had an affair that resulted in a daughter who he pretended didnt exist for over 30 years. Once he decides to mend their fractured, practically non-existent relationship, he isnt exactly welcomed with open arms. In one scene, his daughter tells him shes wasting her time even meeting up with him. Kane knows this is a story thats all too familiar. There are men who are going through situations like this now, he says. A mans nature is to hide any weakness, hide any shame that he may feel. When theres a situation where you can embrace and deal with a problem, conquer it, figure out how to do the right thing and rise above it, I think this is a good representation of that situation. While Big Daddy Kanewasnt able to pull directly from his life experiences for this role, he did admit it was tough to juggle fatherhood with his career early on when he was constantly on tour in the late 80s/early 90s. I have a 32-year-old son, he says. And Im not going to lie, when he was little I was mainly on the road most of the time, but its not like I was out of his life. Its just that I wasnt there every step of the way. I was still in his life though. I still spent time with him and took him places. Matter-of-fact, me and Kool G Rap, we was talking not too long ago about the Dont Curse video when he ran passed G Rap, Grand Puba and Pete Rock, punching them all in the nuts .