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Candyman is a suave, laid-back but tough-rapping MC whose commercial peak was "Knockin' Boots," a playful pop-rap single that entered Billboard's R&B chart in September 1990 and eventually crossed into the Top Ten of the Hot 100. Born John B. Shaffer III (and sometimes identified as Candell Manson), the South Central Los Angeles native started rapping in the early '80s and was an affiliate of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate. He's also shown on the cover of N.W.A and the Posse, though his connection to that crew has been considered happenstance. Early releases like "Money Talk$," co-produced by Afrika Islam, and "Hip Hop Addict," were issued on Fila Ali's King Quality label. A demo recording of "Knockin' Boots" attracted a deal with Epic, who released the song's official studio version and the MC's debut album, Ain't No Shame in My Game, in 1990. The Top 40 set was produced by Candyman with longtime creative partner Johnny J. The duo also directed a second album for Epic, Playtime's Over (1991), but it failed to chart, though the single "Oneighundredskytalkpinelevenotwosevenine" did put a sizeable dent in Billboard's rap chart. Harder-sounding albums I Thought U Knew (1993), a BMG-distributed independent album, and Phukk Whatcha Goin Thru (1995), released on the smaller Ruckus, featured productions from the likes of DJ Quik, Prince Paul, and J-Swift and had limited commercial appeal. Following an extensive break, Candyman released Knockin' Boots 2001: A Sex Odyssey (2001). After that, his recorded appearances were sporadic, including a spot on a remix of Nas' "Where Are They Now" (2007) and a collaboration with producer J Bigga on a Miracles spoof titled "Fuck Machine" (2011). ~ Andy Kellman
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Albums by
Candyman

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    10 songs

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    I Don't Care

    13 songs

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    Knockin' Boots 2001: A Sex Odyssey

    12 songs

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    Ain't No Shame in My Game

    3 songs

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    The Roof Is On Fire

    4 songs

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    The Reason

    3 songs

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    Generation Xtc

    4 songs

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    Heartbreaker

    6 songs

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    Tanz der Elfen 2012

    4 songs

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    Deep Black and Magic

    4 songs

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    Knockin' Boots

    6 songs

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    Are You Ready

    2 songs

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    Jacky Jack Jacky

    1 song

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    The Oase

    1 song

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    Funky

    14 songs

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    Candyman's Greatest Hits

    7 songs

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    It's All About the Music

    1 song

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    Eieio - Single

    1 song

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    Baddest Chick - Single

    11 songs

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    I Thought U Knew

    11 songs

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    Playtime's Over

    2 songs

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    Fuck Machine

    4 songs

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    Melt in Your Mouth [Vinyl Single]


Top Songs by
Candyman

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Knockin' Boots
  3.   I'm Done
  4.   Who Shakes the Best, Pt. 2
  5.   Sho Feels Good
  6.   Playin' On Me
  7.   One Step Forward Two Steps Back
  8.   Wait On Me
  9.   Party People
  10.   Chill Out
  11.   Wat Eva U Lyke
  12.   Just Like Candy
  13.   Get Respect
  14.   First Date
  15.   Round 2
  16.   I Thought U Knew
  17.   Life Goes On
  18.   Candyman Do Me Right
  19.   Another Hiney
  20.   Fight For Your Rights
  21.   So Happy
  22.   Song for the Defeated
  23.   Kein Kind von Traurigkeit
  24.   Tanz der Elfen 2012
  25.   Keep the Faith
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Candyman

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    Old School Rap

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    Chicano Old School

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    '90s Hip Hop


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