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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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  2.   Knockin' Boots
  3.   The Roof is on Fire
  4.   Candy Man
  5.   Killa Sound
  6.   Bring It 2 Ya
  7.   Auf die Rübe
  8.   Nasty Girls
  9.   Playin' On Me
  10.   Wurkin
  11.   The Colour of Disco
  12.   Candyman Do Me Right
  13.   Nothing Gonna Change
  14.   Melt In Your Mouth
  15.   Park Avenue
  16.   Five O'Clock in the Morning
  17.   Step 2 Me
  18.   Who Shakes the Best
  19.   Move Up
  20.   Hey DJ
  21.   Make It Hot
  22.   Night Gown
  23.   The Easy Life
  24.   Roll Out
  25.   Wookie
  26.   It's Out
  27.   Black Cell
  28.   Never Mind
  29.   Annunaki
  30.   Jacky Jack Jacky
  31.   Generation XTC
  32.   So Happy
  33.   The Voice
  34.   The Oase
  35.   Song for the Defeated
  36.   Blaue Wolken
  37.   Tanz der Elfen 2012
  38.   Where Are They Now
  39.   Candyman Theme
  40.   Sexy 2 Me
  41.   Energy
  42.   Jack Invasion (Old School Basement)
  43.   Funky
  44.   The Finest
  45.   Tennis Shoe Pimpin'
  46.   Sumpthin About U
  47.   Playa Haters
  48.   Keep on Watcha Doin'
  49.   The Mack Is Back
  50.   Kein Kind von Traurigkeit
  51.   Nightlife
  52.   Bout 2 Be On
  53.   Call Candyman
  54.   Mashin'
  55.   The Funk
  56.   Eyes On You
  57.   I Don't Care
  58.   Fifty Fifty
  59.   Scream
  60.   Don't Leave Home Without It
  61.   Doin 2 Much
  62.   Casanova
  63.   Maybe One Day (Mind Your Own Business)
  64.   Heaven Hill
  65.   No Llores Mi Cielo
  66.   Wir Kinder vom Depot
  67.   Ain't No Shame in My Game (Show)
  68.   What Is Your Sound (Underground?)
  69.   Baddest Chick
  70.   Wait On Me
  71.   I'm Not Leaving
  72.   Are You Ready
  73.   Chinto
  74.   Knockin Boots 2001
  75.   Today's Topic
  76.   Wilson
  77.   El Pru
  78.   In Love
  79.   You Turd
  80.   Party People
  81.   Pop It Shake It
  82.   The Reason
  83.   Chicago
  84.   The New Beat
  85.   Freak You Up
  86.   Chill Out
  87.   One Step Forward Two Steps Back
  88.   It's All About the Music
  89.   Eieio
  90.   I Feel Real Good
  91.   Sunday 6 AM still Flying
  92.   Night Road
  93.   5 Verses of Def
  94.   Keep the Faith
  95.   Love Jones
  96.   Deep Black and Magic
  97.   Fight For Your Rights
  98.   Mean Mother*****r (Tripped My Ass)
  99.   Higher Kitsch Theory
  100.   Candyman 2k
  101.   Time for a Change
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