Throwback Thursday #17: Dana Dane (@DanaDaneMedia)

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” 

Marcus Garvey

Every Thursday here on Quitetrillworldwide we are doing a throwback Thursday. We will pick a jam from the past in any genre and give you some info that you may not have known before about that artist.

Dana Dane

Catherine McGann Copyright 2009 07

 Dana Dane is one of the flyest cats to ever pick up a mic. Dana started as part of the Kangol Crew which included the great Slick Rick. Dane rapped with an English accent like Slick so people actually thought he was from England at first. He is recognized as one of the legends of Hip Hop music, he made his entrance in the early 1980s. His first album, “Dana Dane With Fame” was the first Hip Hop album certified gold by a solo Brooklyn artist. This album also garnered him a Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Album of the Year. Dane has always been one of the best dressed emcees from the 80s, usually rocking a silk suit, Bally’s, Kangol, and the requisite gold chain. He made music since his debut album in 1987 but he hasn’t ever gained the level of success that he did with “Dana Dane With Fame.” Dana was an excellent story teller and the songs where he told stories like “Delancy Street” and “Cinderfella” were the songs that folks most remember. Dana Dane has established himself as an innovator in rap music and a creative talent able to move with the times. He spent over six years behind the microphone as a former on-air personality for nationwide Sirius Satellite Radio, Backspin channel. Dane also operated a clothing boutique in New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


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