I'm so ready for classic hip-hop tonight with Alive at 5 with Big Daddy Kane!

Celebrating 29 years of music, Albany’s signature free concert series premiered in the summer of 1990 with a performance by legendary folk artist Richie Havens, and has since grown into a staple of summer in the Capital Region. Showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the region’s most talented original artists, Alive at Five offers eight weeks of free, critically-acclaimed performances catering to nearly every taste.

5pm - 8pm

Summer Thursdays June 7th - August 3rd (No Show July 5th)

Jennings Landing
Rain location: Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Colonie & Water Streets
5pm - 8pm

* Aint No Half Stepping (1988)

"Rappers stepping to me, they want to get some / But I’m the Kane, so yo, you know the outcome / Another victory / They can’t get with me / So pick a BC date cause you’re history…”

* Young, Gifted And Black (1989)

“Rough, rugged and real, you’re on standstill / To obey okay so let the man build / Words of rapture that you have to capture / And I just slapped ya / With the hand full of literature / That’s dope def fresh hype choice smooth and raw…”

* Smooth Operator (1989)

“Well excuse me, take a few minutes, to mellow out / Big Daddy Kane is on the mic and I’mma tell about / A minimum length, of rhymes of strength / And power, so listen to the man of the hour…”

* I Get The Job Done (1991)

"But I'll take 'em with the weave hangin down to they butts And if you step up in a large sum Like Martin Luther King, I Shall Overcome”

* Warm It Up Kane (1989)

“Come, get some, you little bum / I take the cake but you can’t get a crumb / From the poetic, authentic, superior / Ultimate – and all that good sh*t…”

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