Hip-hop icon Big Daddy Kane will be enshrined into the 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday (Nov. 3). The veteran rhyme-slinger is being honor for his indelible rap career.

Fellow rapper Chuck D will assist in ushering in the now 48-year-old rapper who still continues to tour and is now developing his acting career. In an interview with Newsday, BDK said that during his rap career all he ever wanted to do was inspire others to be great.

“I wanted to be different,” he said. “I wanted to address everyone. I wanted to address the hood, but also the people that was getting money. I wanted to address the men and women, the kids and the adults.”

Big Daddy Kane was recently honored at The National Museum of African American Music's 2016 Black Music Honors event in Nashville, Tenn., in August. Along with BDK, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dionne Warwick, Clarence Avant and Star Records were also saluted.

The LI Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala will take place at The Space at Westbury. You can cop tickets at Ticketmaster.com.

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