Published Mon, January 23, 2023 at 3:52 PM EST
At the stage adaption of New Jack City on Saturday (1/21) Big Daddy Kane treated the crowd at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. to a live performance of his 1988 hit "Ain't No Half Steppin'."
Dressed in a trench coat, green sweater, dress shoes, and blue jeans, the "Raw" MC originally declared to the crowd that he wasn't ready to perform. He then removed the coat, replaced the dress shoes with a pair of green sneakers that his son handed him, and proceeded to perform. Big Daddy Kane portrays Detective Stone (originally portrayed by Mario Van Peebles) in playwright Je'Caryous Johnson's stage adaptation of the classic 1991 film. Treach of Naughty By Nature portrays drug lord Nino Brown while Allen Payne reprises his original role in the film as Gee Money of the infamous Cash Money Brothers.
In an interview with Roxanne Shante on her ROCK THE BELLS show Have A Nice Day, Kane broke down why the stage adaptation of the 90s classic New Jack City works so well.
"We don't even do it at the pace we would do it on stage, we just keep going with it real fast and by doing that it's like you know how to follow each other," he explained. "I think that's the thing that really made it all click and come together. We were able to memorize everything and also know when to deliver our lines."
Check out Kane's performance above and click here for ticket info.