TPM episode 181: Dana Dane, Rap Legend

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Dana Dane is legendary storytelling rapper from Brooklyn who helped influence me in my formative years. A chance zoom call with Dane connected us and once that happened, I made it my goal to get him on the podcast. In the month leading up to recording, so much was happening with race in this country and the podcast talks about Dana’s life and times and how race seemed to play into them.

Dana Dane Show Notes:

3:00: Father’s Day, Fanacake.com, and inventions

13 :00: Systematic racism, single mom, and no male role models

22:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:30: Fort Greene Projects, running numbers, and sports

26:00: Art, graffiti, and dance

31:00: Music and Art High School, Slick Rick, and writing rhymes

40:00: Crack and Heroin in the neighborhood, community college, and Rick gets a tape out

45:00: Dana Dane with Fame, Yo MTV Raps, and playing shows

51:30: Getting screwed on his record deal, buying clothes and opening 4Play Boutique with Play

54:00: Why the long delay before his second album, no creative control, and his final album

58:00: Inappropriate Questions

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