Dana Dane and The Good Old Fame

Science dropped by Martini & Jopparelli. Aug-29-2007

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Let’s start with a simple fact: Slick Rick is one of my favourite. Dana Dane is his “twin”. I mean, they got the same style, the same flow, the same accent (English wanna be :) ), they went to the same high school and they used to hang out together. Yeah, you got it, they also have been part of the same crew, the Kangol Crew. I like Slick, I like Dana. Simple like that!

Slick Rick about the Kangol period: I was in a crew called the Kangol Crew. We weren’t a real crew. We wore blazers and Kangols that matched. Like green, purple, yellow. Little stuff to make ourselves known. Only me and Dana (Dana Dane) tried to do it.

I really miss positive rappers like Dana Dane. Have a look at this video, he doesn’t act like a gangsta, he doesn’t act like a clown, he doesn’t act like a millionaire…he is just a musician telling how he works. Like he says, just regular. Without taking himself too seriously. This is the way it should be because I am a grown up person and I can’t stand clown rappers anymore.

D-Nice Presents: True Hip-Hop Stories – Dana Dane

Two tracks (from the album Dana Dane with fame 1987) and a couple of breaks:

A classic break (one day I will do a post on this tune):

The Honey Drippers – Impeach the president / Dana Dane – Dana Dane with fame

and….

Brick – Dazz / Dana Dane – Cinderfella Dana Dane










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  1. mp45 says:

    actually slick rick is english…trying to do an american accent…

  2. joppa says:

    cazzo non sapevo che slick rick fosse inglese…ora mi spiego la maglietta che ho visto a brighton! non l’avevo capita del tutto…

    bella presa, ho visto foto di brighton: fantastiche! ringrazia estelle per la macchina…

  3. Marty says:

    Right, he moved to USA when he was 10 years old.

    Anyhow, he played a lot with his accent.

  4. Antonio says:

    Anyhow, he played a lot with his accent.

    … And he is one of the best that ever did it.

  5. Marty says:

    Right Antonio, Slick is superb!

  6. cedric says:

    dana + brick = perfect

  7. Marty says:

    Hey Cedric How are you doing?
    Nice to hear you again.

    Dana & Brick is the perfect match!

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