From: TX, United States
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Kane, born Dennis Kane Ward, was born in Columbia, S.C. The majority of his family is from the backwoods of Charleston, S.C. He grew up with his two brothers and sister and unlike most of today’s hip-hop artists he was raised by his mother and father under one loving roof. Kane’s father was in the Army and moved the family back and forth between Germany and Fort Bragg, N.C. Kane first fell in love with hip-hop in Nurnburg Germany while at the young age of 12. He quickly took up beat boxing and breakin’, but found he had a natural talent for freestyle rapping. He soon wood solidify himself as one of the best in his neighborhood by entering and winning the local rap contest at the DYA. Although all other contestants wrote and rehearsed their rhymes before hand, Kane known as Kid Fresh at the time spit an unprecedented 100 bars of freestyle to the hit song “I’ll Take Your Man” (instrumental) by Salt and Pepa and floored the competition by a landslide. As the winner of the contest, Kane flew to London England to open for LL Cool J’s “Radio” tour at the young age of 13. After graduating from Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, N.C., Kane joined the Navy and traveled the world until he ended up back stateside in Virginia Beach, VA where he would hook up with Wali Rahman also known as “Delano” and record numerous mixtapes at Kane’s homemade studio dubbed “Kane’s Closet”. Kane produced all of the tracks and provided a verse or two on a majority of the songs. After a year of grinding, Kane secured a distribution deal with Select-O-Hits out of Memphis, TN, the same distributor that distributes the likes of Triple Six Mafia and others, for Delano’s solo project called “No Pain No Gain”, in which Kane was the executive producer. Kane soon moved to the Dallas, TX area. Not much later the economical storm hit the world and Kane was not immune to the waves it brought with it and soon found himself at another crossroad. He pulled his old Ensoniq ASR-10 keyboard workstation and Korg D1600 16 track recorder out of the closet and began making beats once more and selling them to local acts around town. He kept a few gems for himself and wrote and recorded the ghetto anthem “For The Hood”.