Eminem has been a certified rap legend for years now, but Big Daddy Kane said the Detroit native still “surprised” him with his Hip Hop intellect when he spoke with him while filming his new documentary.
Kane spoke with HipHopDX on the red carpet at the 2023 BET Awards in Los Angeles this past weekend, where he revealed Eminem caught him off guard during the filming of Paragraphs I Manifest.
“The interview with Eminem was very, very intense,” Kane said. “He mentioned some things that I never really paid attention to or thought about, like the way I had to really sit and say, ‘You sure I’m the first person that did that? Like hold on, let me double check.’ He mentioned something that I never really thought about or paid attention to.”
When asked to share a few of those things, Kane simply replied that fans will have to wait to see the documentary to find out.
Big Daddy Kane has been teasing the release of Paragraphs I Manifest for years and has only added to the excitement by enlisting several fellow rap greats to star in it.
Last September, the Juice Crew legend revealed J. Cole would join JAY-Z, Eminem, Common, Doug E. Fresh and KRS-One in the doc.
Kane had also previously shared an Instagram video of himself talking about Cole’s impact on Hip Hop culture and why he’s so important, saying the Dreamville leader has kept rap alive.
“A lot of people out there right now are coming to people such as myself and many others, giving us our flowers and whatnot while we’re still here,” he said. “But listen, I wanna give this young brother right here his flowers like on the real.”
Kane continued: “I want this brother right here to know that he is my favorite MC out here right now. This is the brother right here that makes me feel like Hip Hop is still alive and it’s here to stay when I listen to this here brother spit and listen to his music. Love you, fam.”
Cole then turned to Kane replied: “Love, bro. Thank you, man. I appreciate that, bro. Legendary. Thank you. Shit.”
Paragraphs I Manifest will also include additional commentary from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 pioneer Melle Mel, Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins and more.
A release date has yet to be announced, but Big Daddy Kane recently told AllHipHop that the film is currently “in the editing stages” and he hopes to have it finished within the next two months in time for Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary in August.