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Dana Dane’s career began as part of the Kangol Crew with fellow MC Slick Rick, to whom he sounded markedly similar, although Slick Rick’s English lilt was actually genuine.
Dana Dane’s debut album, Dana Dane with Fame, peaked at #46 on the Billboard album chart and was certified gold. His biggest hit in the United States was “Cinderfella Dana Dane”, which peaked at #11 on Billboard magazine’s R&B charts in 1987. Cheryl Green from Queens, NY sang backup. He was among at Profile Records’s core artists, then recorded briefly for Rap-A-Lot Records but did not release anything. He released his last album in 1995 on Maverick Records.
Dane operated a clothing boutique in New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He is an on-air host for Sirius/XM Satellite Radio on its old school hip-hop channel BackSpin.
In 2009, he released his first novel, Numbers.
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