Daddy-O (musician)

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Daddy-O in Atlanta
Background information
Birth name Glenn Bolton
Born (1961-02-20) February 20, 1961 (age 54)
Brooklyn, NY
Genres Hip Hop
Years active 1981-present
Labels Island/PolyGram Records
Associated acts Stetsasonic

Glenn Bolton,[1] better known by his stage name Daddy-O, is an American hip hop record producer and rapper. He began his career as a member of the pioneer hip-hop group Stetsasonic with Prince Paul. Since then, Daddy-O has become a record producer and remixer, working with acts such as Freestyle Fellowship, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Living Colour, Big Daddy Kane, the B-52's, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.[1]


In 1981, Daddy-O helped to form Stetsasonic, one of the original hip-hop groups. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York City, it is remembered as one of the first hip-hop crews to use a live band, and its positive, uplifting lyrics have made the group forerunners of alternative hip hop and jazz rap. The band received critical acclaim for their albums In Full Gear and Blood, Sweat & No Tears released in 1988 and 1991, respectively. After the release of Blood, Sweat & No Tears, the group decided to take a break from performing, and each member pursued their own career. In this time period, Daddy-O produced and remixed songs for musical acts such as Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The B-52's, Jeffrey Osborne, Chante Moore, and Lil' Kim.[citation needed]

In 1992, he produced the entirety of Nubian M.O.B., the eponymous debut album by the R&B group of the same name. He released his debut solo album in 1993, You Can be a Daddy, But Never Daddy-O, on Island/PolyGram Records.[2]

In 1993, Daddy-O produced and appeared on the track, "Inner City Boundaries", off of Freestyle Fellowship's Innercity Griots.[citation needed]

From 1994 to 1998, he was a Senior Director for MCA Records. After leaving MCA, he worked for Motown Records and various other entertainment agencies, where he helped to produce and discover talent. Other acts with which he has been associated include Sonic Youth, Sublime, Barry White, They Might Be Giants, Camron, Pizzicato 5, and Third World.[citation needed]

In 2015, Daddy-O joined the CloudSpray team as a management and marketing consultant[3]




  • "Flowin' in File" (1993)
  • "Brooklyn Bounce" (1993)
  • "Psychedelic Sally" (2015)
  • "MCee" (2015)
  • "Method of My Madness (feat Chuck D)" (2015)

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