Big Daddy Kane has been announced as the headlining act for the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (BHF).
Kane, a founding member of Marley Marl's Juice Crew, is credited for writing several of Biz Markie and Roxanne Shante's biggest hits as well as his own numerous classics that include "Smooth Operator," "Set It Off" and "Ain't No Half-Steppin'".
Kane was one of the first Brooklyn MC's that helped paved the way for fellow Brooklynites Jay-Z and Notorious BIG.
"I was one of the first to plant a flower in Brooklyn, now I'm coming back to watch it blossom in my backyard," Kane told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz has voiced his support of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.
"Brooklyn is "home to so many Hip-Hop legends and devoted fans - not to mention more shout-outs than any city in America - I am proud that the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is entering its second year," Markowitz said. "By highlighting messages of empowerment and unity, the Festival proves that we not only know our Hip Hop roots, but that in Brooklyn those roots run deep. And with Big Daddy Kane in the house, we know Brooklyn won't be half-steppin'!"
The event will take place June 24, 2006. You can register for tickets on the Festival home-site, www.brooklynbodega.com.