♍ Dana Dane (09/06/1965; NYC, NY) Rapper, radio host, & author known for pioneering the NY hip hop sound in the '80s. His debut album, Dana Dane With Fame, was the 1st album to be certified Gold by a Brooklyn solo artist. He peaked at #46 on the Billboard album chart in 1987. He began his career with the hip-hop group The Kangol Crew. He started this group with Slick Rick.