Thursday, September 10, 2009
Kangol Kid Helps Celebrate Dana Dane's Birthday Festivities In NYC
via press release
Due to the overwhelming success of what has been called "the hottest birthday party of the summer", Kangol Kid's Celebrity Birthday Bash, Event Coordinator/20th Century Fox Executive Shaunda Lumpkin (who spearheaded the event) has founded Your Knight Event Planners alongside co-owner Kangol Kid from legendary rap group UTFO. On Saturday September 12, 2009, Your Knight Event Planners, are proud to present Cinderfella Dana Dane Birthday Ball inside New York City’s Shadow Nightclub. The festivities will celebrate the birthday of Brooklyn New York's first certified gold recording rap artist, Hip Hop legend Dana Dane and will be hosted by none other than emcee and radio personality Monie Love.
Last month Kangol Kid's Celebrity Birthday Bash was also held at the Shadow and the Red Carpet was buzzing all night with arrivals from featured performers and VIP guests including Legendary R&B group Blue Magic, rap legends Chubb Rock, Sugar Hill Gang, Big Daddy Kane, Dana Dane, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory, Whistle, R&B singer Olivia, multi-platinum producer Easy Mo Bee, and many others. Gift bags featured products from sponsors including Adidas, Kangol Headwear, Source Magazine, Toma Vodka, Dr. Catrise Austin and VIP Smiles, and Select Records. Many of the celebrities attending the event described it as a Hip Hop family reunion. Other selected quotes from the evening were:
"Not only was the event classy, but the fact that I left a hip hop event with a gift bag is unheard of. Not only is it appreciated, but it made me feel appreciated as well" - Wonder Mike of Sugar Hill Gang
"In my 38th year of being in this music industry, this is the first red carpet I have ever walked on" - Wendell Sawyer from Blue Magic
"Kangol's event gave Hip Hop a real classy look" - Melle Mel of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted group Furious Five
"Kangol is the Hip Hop Benjamin Buttons" - Dana Dane
Unlike Kangol Kid's party, Cinderfella Dana Dane's Birthday Ball will follow the Cinderella fairy tale theme as Dana Dane will arrive at the Shadow Nightclub in a white horse and carriage wearing his blinged out shell toe Adidas in place of the glass slipper. Your Knight Event Planners co-owners, Kangol Kid and Shaunda Lumpkin will serve as Cinderfella Dana Dane's Fairy Godfather and Godmother for the evening, making his every wish for a fabulous birthday party come true. "Kangol has adopted the role of my Funky God Father for my bday celebration. I am excited and grateful that he and his team have chosen to put a star studded night together for me. Its going to be a Cinderfella BALL LOL!", said Dana Dane about working with Your Knight Event Planners. The event will feature a special performance of UTFO's hit song "Fairy Tale Lover" by Funky Fairy Godfather, Kangol Kid with his 3 sons singing backup. Other artists scheduled to appear/perform are: DMC (Run DMC), actor Anthony Anderson (Law & Order), Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock, Brand Nubian, UTFO, Positive K, Lin Que (formerly Isis of X Clan), TCF Crew, Ralph McDaniels and many other surprise guests. For the first time at the Shadow, DJ Wiz of Kid & Play, will be introducing his dynamic Video Mix Party where he will be providing the music for the night via video blends on big screens in the main room from 2 - 4am.
Sponsors for this event include Toma Vodka, Adidas, XXL, Kangol Headwear, Azuna, WBLS, Metro PCS and premierluxuryrental.com.
Cinderfella Dana Dane Birthday Ball
Where: Shadow Nightclub, 229 W 28th St. (btwn 7th & 8th)
When: Saturday September 12, 2009.
Time: Doors open at 10pm.