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Sunday, 19 January 2014
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " DANA McLEESE " BETTER KNOWN BY HIS STAGE NAME " DANA DANE " AN AMERICAN HIP-HOP KNOWN FOR PERFORMANCE OF HUMOROUS LYRICS AND FOR HIS FASHION SENSE : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Dana McLeese born 1965 better known by his stage name Dana Dane, is an American hip hop recording artist known for performance of humorous lyrics and for his fashion sense.
McLeese was born in the Walt Whitman housing project in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
Dana Dane's career began as part of the Kangol Crew with fellow rapper 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 "Cinder fella 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 1980's and early 1990's.
He is an on-air host for Sirius/XM Satellite Radio on its old school hip-hop channel Back Spin.