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Veteran'z Day

Veteranz' Day
Big Daddy Kane
Released April 28, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 61:02
Label The Label/Blackheart/
Mercury/PolyGram Records
371 801
Producer Big Daddy Kane
Easy Mo Bee
Big Daddy Kane chronology

Daddy's Home
Veteranz Day
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rap Pages (favorable)[2]
Spin (6/10)[2]

Veteranz' Day is the seventh album by emcee Big Daddy Kane, released on April 28, 1998. The album came four years after his previous effort, 1994's Daddy's Home. Veteranz' Day received little attention, commercially and critically, and was met with mixed reviews and little sales. It was his first and only album not to chart on the Billboard 200. Veteranz' Day was the first and only album release for the small New York-based record label called the Label Records, which was founded by Frank Yandolino. Although it managed to earn a distribution deal with Mercury Records by way of Joan Jett's and Kenny Laguna's Blackheart Records, which was acting as a boutique distribution outlet for independent labels from 1998 to 2000, The Label folded almost shortly after the release of Veteranz' Day. The album features the single "Uncut, Pure," which reached the top 10 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. There are two versions of "Uncut, Pure"—the original version produced by Easy Mo Bee, and a sequel version produced by Big Daddy Kane himself, the latter of which was released on the independently released 12-inch single and also featured as a bonus track on the CD and cassette versions of the album.

Track listing

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Intro" *Interlude*
2 "Uncut, Pure" Easy Mo Bee Big Daddy Kane
3 "Entaprizin'" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane
4 "Girl Talk" *Interlude*
5 "Change This Game Around" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane, Felicia Price
6 "La-La-Land" Easy Mo Bee Big Daddy Kane, Rappin Is Fundamental
7 "Ole Tyme Bluez" *Interlude*
8 "2 Da Good Tymz" DJ III Big Daddy Kane, Mike Ransom
9 "Fish Tandoori" *Interlude*
10 "Terra N Ya Era" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane
11 "Hold it Down" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane, Kelly German
12 "Daddy's Theme" *Interlude*
13 "Earth, Wind & Fire" L.G. Big Daddy Kane, Sha-Queen, A.B. Money
14 "Do U Really Know?" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane
15 "Shame-Prelude" *Interlude*
16 "Shame!" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane
17 "Last Night Episode" *Interlude*
18 "Definitely" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane
19 "Unda Presha" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane, Baldhead Buchanon
20 "Outro" *Interlude*
21 "Uncut, Pure (Remix)" Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane

Album chart positions

Year Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1998 62

Singles chart positions

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1998 "Uncut, Pure" - #60 #9


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