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Dana Dane (born Dana McLeese) is an American hip hop artist known for performance of humorous lyrics (imitating a British accent) and for his fashion sense. He was born in the Walt Whitman housing project in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, in New York City, and began his career as part of the Kangol Crew with fellow MC Slick Rick, to whom he sounded markedly similar, although Slick Rick's English lilt was actually genuine. His biggest hit in the United States was "Cinderfella Dana Dane", which peaked at #11 on Billboard magazine's R&B charts in 1987. His debut album peaked at #46 on the Billboard album chart and was certified gold by the RIAA. After a long stint at the legendary Profile Records, where he was one of that label’s core artists, he recorded briefly for Rap-A-Lot Records, on which he didn’t release anything, and at Madonna’s Maverick Records, where he released his last album to date in 1995.

Dane operated a clothing boutique in New York for several years in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is an on-air host for Sirius/XM Satellite Radio on its old school hip-hop channel BackSpin.

In 2009, he released his first novel, Numbers (One World/Ballantine/Random House ISBN 9780345506054).