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6.30.16: THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCLUSIVE GHETTOHEAT® INTERVIEW WITH INTERNATIONAL HIP-HOP STAR, DANA DANE, & HICKSON: CEO OF GHETTOHEAT® & GHETTOHEAT® TV!

 

REAL RAP: DANA DANE!

 

HICKSON: PEACE & GHETTOHEAT! WORLDWIDE, I'M VERY EXCITED THIS EVENING, AS I'M ABOUT TO HAVE REAL RAP WITH THE SUPER-DUPER RECORDING ARTIST, #DANADANE ! THIS IS MAJOR, AS YOU ALL KNOW I LOVE REAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY CLASSICS, & I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO DANA DANE SINCE THE 80'S! HE'S MOST DEFINITELY LEGENDARY STATUS IN HIP HOP AS A PIONEER, & I'M TRULY HONORED TO HAVE HIM HERE TONIGHT AT GHETTOHEATHOTNESS! ALTHOUGH WELL KNOWN, I'LL GIVE YOU A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THIS HIP HOP SUPERSTAR FROM THE TOP OF MY HEAD! DANA DANE IS FROM BROOKLYN & THE FIRST SOLO HIP HOP ARTIST FROM BROOKLYN WHOSE ALBUM WENT CERTIFIED GOLD IN THE '80'S, "DANA DANE WITH FAME", TO BE EXACT! THAT SAME ALBUM RECEIVED A SOUL TRAIN AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR, WHICH IN FACT IS A DOPE ALBUM WITH MANY HITS, ONE THAT I'VE PLAYED SEVERAL TIMES OVER! IN 2003, HE LAUNCHED DEF BEAT ENTERTAINMENT, A MULTIMEDIA COMPANY, & IN 2006, DANA DANE BECAME AN AUTHOR, IN WHICH HE PENNED THE NOVEL, "NUMBERS"! HE'S ACHIEVED MUCH GREATNESS, & WE'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DICUSSS IT TONIGHT! SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I'LL NOW CALL OUT FOR THIS POSITIVE BROTHER TO ENTER THE GROUP! DANA DANE, ARE YOU THERE?

DANA DANE: What's good, Good Sir and GhettoHeat! How goes it?! Give me a minute to get the hang of this, hahaha!

HICKSON: LOL! ALL IS WELL! HI DANA & THANKS AGAIN FOR GRANTING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE REAL RAP WITH YOU! IT'S A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE.... IT'S ALL LOVE SO, KNOW THAT GREAT VIBRATIONS FLOW THROUGH HERE! HOW ARE YOU TONIGHT?

DANA DANE: It's all about the great vibrations and love! Thank you, all!

HICKSON: IT'S COOL, DANA DANE, I'M SUPER PSYCHED THAT YOU AGREED TO THIS! LOL! THANKS AGAIN!

DANA DANE: I've been around the house being domestic, cleaning, organizing etc.

HICKSON: NO DOUBT! CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS! THE MOMENT NOW IS SO SURREAL TO ME, YET, I'VE HONESTLY BEEN LISTENING TO YOUR MUSIC SINCE 1987, WHEN I WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO IT AT AGE 17, BY BRUCIE B. WHILE ROLLERSKATING AT THE ROOFTOP ROLLERSKATING RINK! "NIGHTMARES" WAS JUST RELEASED, & THE SONG WAS SO I'LL TO ME BACK THEN AS IT STILL IS TODAY! DO YOU REALIZE THAT FOLKS STILL APPRECIATE YOUR HITS FROM THE 80'S STILL TODAY?

DANA DANE: ’85! Man, it's a great blessing to have music I created some over years ago still get love. So that's dope in itself!

HICKSON: DANA DANE, YOU ARE A TRUE LEGEND IN THE GAME! WOW, THAT'S BLESSINGS, & A HUGE SUCCESS! WHENEVER I HEAR "NIGHTMARES", "DANA DANE WITH FAME" OR "THIS BE THE DEF BEAT", I STILL BE IN AWE! WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THEM BACK THEN?

DANA DANE: Nightmares and DDWF were in the same vain, to be honest. In the sense, in each, I was projecting myself to be famous already or a star already. I figure if I acted like I was, som one would be believe me, hahaha! This Be the Def Beat, I just wanted to write something that wasn't a story, but fun.

HICKSON: LOL! & IT WORKED! I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOUR ARTISTRY AS A LYRICIST! YOU HAVE NOT ONLY GREAT STYLE, YOU HAVE A DISTINCTIVE VOICE, SO WHEN YOU'RE ON THE MIC, IT'S CLEAR THAT IT'S DANA DANE! YOU BUST ON THE SCENE IN MY OPINION AS THIS COOL, SUAVE, INCREDIBLY-CONFIDENT FLY GUY, WHO'S NOT ONLY CLEAN-CUT & FASHIONABLE, BUT APPEARING AS THE ULTIMATE GENTLEMAN IN HIPHOP! WAS IT YOUR IDEA TO COME ON THE SCENE WITH WEARING OVER-THE TOP FASHION, AS WELL AS COMING UP WITH THE IDEA OF SOUNDING LIKE AN ENGLISH RAPPER FROM THE UK? TO ME, THAT WAS INGENIOUS TO DO SO, ESPECIALLY IN THE 80S! WAS IT ALL YOUR CONCEPT?

DANA DANE: The voice of course is a combination of me and my interpretation of an English rapper. You should check this out on my affiliate network. Dana Dane- Myths: https://youtu.be/HrPvU0Koajc

HICKSON: I MOST DEFINITELY WILL & THANKS! DANA DANE, I HAD NO IDEA UNTIL RECENTLY THAT YOU OWNED A CLOTHING SHOP? TELL ME ABOUT IT? WERE YOU ALWAYS INTO FASHION PRIOR TO VENTURING IN HIP HOP?

DANA DANE: The fashion was always with me from early on. I think I get it from my moms, and she gave me the freedom to explore my own fashion sense. Yeah, I was partners with Play of Kid and Play. It was Couture. A great experience now that I look back on it. The name of it was IV Plai (4Play).

HICKSON: YOUR LOOK WAS OVER-THE-TOP! THE SHARK SKIN SUITS, THE GLASSES, THE CAPS & KANGOLS! YOU SET AN EARLY TREND! MOST RAPPERS WERE DOING SWEAT SUITS BACK THEN!

DANA DANE: As for the gentlemen part, hahaha, I'm from Fort Greene Brooklyn! Hahaha! I remember I told my moms I wanted to gets the pants made. And I showed her sketch of the pants I designed. She took me to get some material and then to a tailor and I got my first pair of tailor made pants at the age of about 11.

HICKSON: WOW, WHO KNEW YOU WERE ACTUALLY DESIGNING WAY BACK THEN? LOL! BROOKLYN, STAND UP! LOL! DANA DANE, YOU CAME INTO GAME WHEN HIP HOP WAS PURE & BOOMING IN THE 80S, WHEN ARTIST, IN MY OPINION, HAD TO HAVE TRUE TALENT TO PREVAIL IN THE GAME: A TOTAL OPPOSITE OF TODAY'S TIMES! HOW DID IT FEEL TO BE IN THE GAME AMONGST LYRICISTS AS RAKIM, KRS-1, BIG DADDY KANE, & LL. COOL J, JUST TO NAME A FEW?

DANA DANE: At the time you realize how unique and talented all those artist and more were, but now when you listen back it's really phenomenal what Hip Hop has birthed in those MC's Incredible. Whodini is my favorite. I like the smooth ladies man vibe they represented. After all, I was in it to meet girls, hahaha, and they got all the girls. But I was influenced by everyone from Jimmy Spicer to The Treacherous Three to Crash Crew, and beyond.

HICKSON: WOW, THAT'S WHAT'S UP! SPEAKING OF WHICH, I SAW YOU AT WINGATE PARK IN BROOKLYN WHEN YOU WERE PERFORMING WITH WHODINI & OTHER GREAT ARTISTS! THAT CONCERT WAS HYPED! WE ALL WERE IN THE RAIN STANDING ON CHAIRS, CHEERING YOU ALL ON! LOL! SO DOPE!

DANA DANE: Yeah, being on stage with Whodini is always incredible for me, Every time!

HICKSON: DANA DANE, WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU ACTUALLY WANTED TO BE AN MC?

DANA DANE: I was rapping because I wanted the girls to notice me really. I already thought I was ghetto fly. Hahaha!

HICKSON: LOL AT "GHETTO FLY"! LOL! DANA DANE, I WANT TO TOUCH ON THE ART OF MC-ING, AS TO ME, IT'S CLEARLY AN ARTFORM: ONE THAT MANY RAPPERS FAIL TO MASTER! I CAN HONESTLY SAY YOU HAVE! TO ME, TO BE A TRUE MC, ONE MUST HAVE NOT ONLY SKILL, BUT FLOW, DELIVERY, WORDPLAY, & TECHNIQUE! MANY RAPPERS THINK JUST BY GETTING ON THE MIC TO SPIT IS ENOUGH. CAN YOU ELABORATE MORE ON THE ART OF MC-ING, AS WELL AS WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A REAL MC?

DANA DANE: MC, the Master of Ceremony, that's what early cats were concerned with, and then they were able to morph the MC into the Rapper. I never really thought about all the elements a MC had to have. I called myself the rapper entertainer Dana Dane with Fame, knowing I came up as an MC controlling the crowd. I think I have time for one more question, Hickson, got to make the next move.

HICKSON: I KNOW YOUR TIME IS LIMITED, BUT I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, & FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS! IT'S TRULY BEEN A PLEASURE & HONOR! I WON'T FORGET THIS! THANKS AGAIN, DANA DANE! I WANT TO DELVE INTO THE BUSINESS OF HIPHOP. I FIND THAT MANY UP & COMING RAPPERS DON'T KNOW THE BUSINESS, OR FOCUS ON BUSINESS OVERALL AS MUCH AS THEY SHOULD, AS BUSINESS IS VERY VITAL! DO YOU HAVE ANY BUSINESS ADVICE FOR ANY NEW ARTISTS OUT HERE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO GO AS FAR AS SELLING THEIR SOULS, JUST TO BE PUT ON? YOU'VE BEEN IN HIPHOP FOR OVER 30 YEARS NOW! THAT'S A HUGE SUCCESS IN GENERAL, & ONE CONSIDERING WHO MUCH HAS CHANGED IN MUSIC, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, HIPHOP, BUSINESS & THE WORLD OVERALL! DANA DANE, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR SECRET TO MAINTAINING STAYING POWER?

DANA DANE: I apologize for the delayed reply. Yes. Artists are making more money these days, and on the reverse, there are still many artists taking deals comparable to the ones a lot of us signed early on. I would say now that there’s so much information readily available to you. To study your lessons and know your worth. Consistency paired with determination and passion will usually get you to your goal. Thank you. Snag. Again, my apologies. Bless. Full circle ....

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