DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Big Daddy Kane performed at the Albee Square Mall Friday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

The partnership is credited with a resurgence of business and cultural development to the neighborhood.

Kane, a Brooklyn native, was one of the most popular rappers in the 1980s and '90s. 

Fans said they were excited to hear the old-school sound return to the borough.

In another homage to Kane's era, organizers invited street artists to create live graffiti and participate in a sneaker design contest.