Big Daddy Kane
Big Daddy Kane
Real Name/Full Name Antonio Monterio Hardy
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Big Daddy Kane
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, U. S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 10 September 1968
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – Ruth Bradley
Siblings: Lil’s Daddy Shane
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Shawnette Hardy (m. 2010)
Kids/Children Name: Lamel Hardy
Profession: Rapper, Actor
Net Worth: $500 thousand
Last Updated: July 2024

Antonio Monterio Hardy, who is better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane is a very talented and successful rapper and actor who has influenced the hip-hop culture of the 80s to a great deal. He has won several awards for his incredible rap songs, including the prestigious Grammy Awards. His songs are trendy because of his unique lyrical take and exceptional rhyming skills.

Well, how well do you know about Big Daddy Kane? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Big Daddy Kane’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Big Daddy Kane to date.

Biography and Early Life

Big Daddy Kane was born and brought up in Bedford-Stuyvesant to mother Ruth Bradley, who worked as a nurse and a father who used to work as a truck driver. He grew up with a brother who goes by the name Lil’ Daddy Shane. Kane was very much into action movies and was intrigued by the movie Beach Party and so how he decided to name himself after his favorite character from the film Big Daddy.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Big Daddy Kane in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Big Daddy Kane’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 13th July 2024 having been born on 10 September 1968. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


There is not much knowledge about the details of Big Daddy Kane’s education. However, we know that he was always inclined towards music and rap songs and used to perform with bands at local shows, and was intrigued by action movies like Kung Fu, Beach Party, etc.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Big Daddy Kane has been married to his wife Shawnette Hardy since the year 2010, and the couple has been blessed with a son named Lamel Hardy. He and his family lead a happy and peaceful life in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Is Big Daddy Kane Gay?

Big Daddy Kane has been married to Shawnette Hardy since 2010, so it can be confirmed that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Big Daddy Kane was always inclined towards rapping. He decided to start a professional career in it when he was acquainted with the rapper Biz Markie in 1984, and Kane assisted him in composing several of his songs. Following this, he came across the Juice Crew, which was run by a producer Marley Marl. It was a group of hip hop enthusiasts, and Kane continued to perform in shows with the group.

Following this, in 1987, Kane finally scored his first substantial project, signed a contract with Cold Chillin’ Records Label, and launched his first single called Raw, which was an instant hit. Following such a fantastic start, he launched his first album called Long Live the Kane, which the masses also loved and made him very popular. He released songs like Smooth Operator; I Get the Job Done, which were featured in the R&B top 40 list.

He went on to receive a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group for his amazing rap in the song Back on the Block. He decided to pursue acting in 1993 and star in movies like The Meteor Man, Posse and featured in the magazine Playgirl and Madonna’s Sex Book as well as a documentary on hip hop. He collaborated with artists and bands like Tito Jackson, Lifted Crew, Showtime to produce songs like Las Supper and Get it Baby, which also were immensely popular.


  • Kane has received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his rap in the song called Back on the Block in the year 1991.
  • The song of Kane called Ain’t No Half-Steppin was included in the Top 50 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time in the Rolling Stone Magazine.
  • In MTV’s List of The Greatest MCs of All Time, Kane stood at position 7.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Big Daddy Kane in 2024

Big Daddy Kane Net Worth
Big Daddy Kane Net Worth

Over the years, Big Daddy Kane has acquired a substantial fortune owing to his impeccable career as a rapper and actor. Several songs of his have been regarded as masterpieces, and he has made an enormous amount of sales for his albums. Owing to his career in the Music Industry as well as the entertainment industry, he currently has a net worth of $500 thousand as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Kane was intrigued by the character Big Daddy in the movie Beach Party which Vincent Price played, and hence he decided to use the stage name Big Daddy Kane.
  • Owing to his contribution to the hip hop industry Kane was respected with the Brooklyn Walk of Fame award and the Key to the Borough in the year 2018.

Big Daddy Kane is a true inspiration for every rap artist and has successfully paved the way for several budding and struggling artists who want to make it big as a rapper. He has also been a very successful and talented actor. He is regarded as one of the best MCs of all time worldwide and has revolutionized the hip hop culture in the world.


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