Born in the U.K. and raised in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Dana Dane got his start in the rap game with Slick Rick in the Kangol Crew. His first single "Nightmares" was released in 1986 on Profile. He then scored a big hit with his '87 debut Dana Dane With Fame. Clever singles such as "Cinderfella Dana Dane" (later covered by Snoop) made him a fan favorite. He was known for his skilled storytelling and unique flow. He returned with Dana Dane 4 Ever in '90 and Rollin' Wit Dana Dane in '95.