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.
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):