Slight disclaimer: I’ve been sick for the last week, therefore my body is full of all sorts of fun medicine trying to get me back to normal. Hence, this post might not make much sense.
Alright! Who remembers 1989? And who remembers the great rapper Big Daddy Kane? Well – in that year, he released an album titled It’s A Big Daddy Thing. And at the very beginning of the album and title track, none other than the 1985 horror classic Re-Animator was sampled! Take a listen:
Being that I was heavily into hip hop back in the 80’s and also equally into horror movies, I was pretty excited to hear dialogue from Re-Animator at the top of this album. So what’s the reference and connection? Well, there is a character in the movie named Dan Cain (played by Bruce Abbott). So, the correlation between his and BDK’s last name is pretty easy to understand in the line “Is Mr. Cain loose in this hospital?“. But the other little fun nugget here is when the doctor says “I specifically told Dr. Riley to suspend him”. Producer Teddy Riley was responsible for one of the hit songs off the album called ‘I Get The Job Done‘. So there we have another name correlation!
So at the end of the day – was Big Daddy Kane a Re-Animator fan? Who fucking knows. I’m high off of cough syrup and nasal spray, so let’s just go with it and enjoy the fact that movie was sampled for if anything: a correlation between two names who were a part of the album. Crackerjack journalism at it’s finest here, folks!