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 56)
East New York, Brooklyn
Genres Hip Hop
Years active 1981-present
Labels Island/PolyGram Records
Associated acts Stetsasonic

Daddy-O, is an MC and record producer. He began his career as a member of the pioneer hip-hop group Stetsasonic with Prince Paul. Throughout the years, Daddy-O has spent his time remixing and working with artists such as Freestyle Fellowship, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Living Colour, Big Daddy Kane, the B-52's, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


In 1981 Daddy-O helped form Stetsasonic, one of the original hip-hop groups. Originating in Brooklyn, it is remembered as the first hip-hop band to use live instruments, and its positive, uplifting lyrics have made the group forerunners of alternative hip hop and jazz rap. The band received note 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. 1988 saw the release of Audio Two "Top Billin" which "Daddy-O" was responsible for producing and creating the most sampled track in hip hop history. Top billing has been featured on Jay Z and Kanye West "Otis" 50cent "I Get Money" .

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]

1988 saw the release of Audio Two "Top Billin" which Daddy-O was responsible for producing and creating one of the most sampled tracks in hip hop history.

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.[1]

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[2] In the same year Daddy-O began to release his solo albums on the OTR Label and released them on Chuck's distribution company SpitDigital. The first release was "#EverybodyButKRS", followed in February 2016 with the album "The Odad, the Gun, & the Children".

For 2016, Daddy-O planned to release an album every quarter.[3][4]




  • "Flowin' in File" (1993)
  • "Brooklyn Bounce" (1993)
  • "Psychedelic Sally" (2015)
  • "MCee" (2015)
  • "Graffiti" (2015)
  • "Method of My Madness (feat Chuck D)" (2015)
  • "Blood Got Shot (Now The Blues Got Me)" (2016)
  • "Trunkfullafunk" (2016)

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