Big Daddy Kane released his new single, ‘Enough’ on June 23, 2020. Sparked by the death of George Flloyd, police violence, racial injustice, protests and the BLM movement, Kane took to the studio as a call-to-action, demanding justice for the black people who have lost their lives at the hands of police and vigilante violence.
The track opens with the profoundly inspiring words of activist, Tamika Mallory stating, ‘Enough is enough.’
When interviewed by ‘Under The Radar Mag’, Kane spoke on his inspiration behind the track ft. Chuck D and Loren Oden, “I think probably the biggest inspiration was the speech from Tamika Mallory. With everything going on, with Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and then, you know, the past incidents, but with three things happening back to back like that, it was basically saying that it’s only going to get worse. This is just the beginning…I was like, ‘You know what, I don’t really feel like doing new Kane music, but I do have something I want to say, so let me do it.’ I reached out to Chuck and told him, ‘Hey man, I got this kinda James Brown/Bobby Byrd idea,’ and then he told me about his song ‘State of the Union (STFU)’ and sent me a copy, and I was like, ‘Yeah, okay, so we’re on the same page,’ and he was like, ‘Let’s do it.’”
As an iconic veteran of woke verses (1989’s ‘Another Victory’, 1991’s ‘Burn Hollywood Burn’) Kane re-emerges with this raw, unapologetic old-school hip-hop track that hits to the core.
When discussing the issue of police brutality, Kane stresses the importance of focus and momentum, “Right now, we live in a digital era where everything is basically 15 minutes. Everything is trendy. And that’s a dangerous thing…I hope that this is something where people keep their energy all the way through. Right now, we’re at a point where they’re trying to give you gifts to calm you down. Like, ‘Oh, we’ll take down this statue. We’ll change the name of this.’ That has nothing to do with cops killing people. I don’t give a damn about the name of something or some statue that’s standing somewhere. The issue at hand is police brutality. That’s the main thing you have to fix. Not some statue, not the name of some bridge. Police brutality.”
‘Under The Radar’ Mag said it best, ‘Kane’s ‘Enough’ aggressively attacks the system while touting sentiments of the Black Lives Matter movement. Salute to the Golden Era for keeping the masses on point!’