Brooklyn’s own, Dana Dane has not only established himself as an innovator in rap music, but as a rapper with the ability to move with the times, while maintaining his own distinctive style and flavor. Since his humble beginnings in the lunchroom of New York’s prestigious Music & Art High School, to the streets of Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Projects where he perfected his craft, Dana has always had a certain star quality that would ultimately make him a household name in the Hip Hop world.
Dana Dane landed a record deal and released his first single, Nightmares, which was an instant hit with fans everywhere. He wrote, arranged, mixed and collaborated with producers Clark Kent and Hurby Luv Bug (Salt & Pepa), in co-producing the gold selling album, Dana Dane with Fame. This album also yielded the Hip-Hop Classic Cinderfella, and led to a Soul Train Award nomination for Rap Artist of the Year. At the time of it release Dana’s album was the fastest Hip Hop debut to go gold (selling 500,000 units in approximately 3 months).His entry into the music industry changed the face of hip-hop and how rap was and is perceived today. Dana has since released three other albums, including the acclaimed single, Chester (that won Dana a Youth Advocate Award) off the Rollin’ Wit Dana Dane LP. In coordinating all facets of production for the album, Dana once again demonstrated that he is more than just an artist, but an individual with a great deal of knowledge and insight into the business.
Dana Dane is currently a voice talent on nationwide Sirius Satellite Radio Classic Hip-Hop Backspin Channel 43, every Monday through Friday in the afternoon. In addition to his on-air personality duties, Dana tours the nation performing his classic rap tunes Dana Dane’s live stage show is mesmerizing, he tours throughout the nation with other classic Hip-Hop artists, such as Whodini, Chubb Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, UTFO, Special Ed, MC Lyte, and Slick Rick just to name a few.
Dana lends a great deal of time to the community and assists aspiring artist looking to hone their artistic and business skills. Dana has also taken another bold new step and fused Hip-Hop with its ultimate counterpart…Education.
Dana Dane’s other projects in production:
- Dana has just completed his first novel, Numbers, under the Nikki Turner Presents imprint – On sale now!
- Dana’s has developed several screenplays. One has been optioned by Regina King’s (227, Poetic Justice, This Christmas, Enemy of the State) Royal Ties film production company.
- Dana has also signed on to produce the independently distributed DVD “Da Stuy” a 6 part mini series www.ghettoeyezpub.com . They have recently completed Episode V.
- Dana is a writer and producer for an animated educational TV program geared towards children ages 2 -6.
- Dana is also shooting the pilot for a celebrity cooking show.
- In addition to performing nationally, Dana is a celebrity host/bartender at various events and parties nationwide.