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MC Shan

According to legend, MC Shan (b. Shawn Moltke) got his big break in 1983 when the future boss of Cold Chillin' Records caught Shan trying to steal his car. Although the fact that old-school superproducer Marley Marl was Shan's cousin probably didn't hurt either, Shan took advantage of the opportunity to become a member of Marl's Juice Crew All-Stars. After several singles (including the old-school classic "The Bridge"), his 1987 album debut Down by Law established a B-boy persona over tracks produced by his cousin.

The same held for the 1988 follow-up, Born to Be Wild; on 1990's Play It Again, Shan, he opted for a more mature outlook and a new producer, but this proved to be his final effort. Shan has since moved into production work. Steve Huey

Discography

Singles
Feed The World (1985)
Beat Biter (1986)
Jane, stop this crazy thing (1986)
Down By Law (1987)
Left Me lonely (1987)
A Mind is a terrible thing to waste (1988)
I Pioneered This (1988)
Juice Crew Law (1988)

Albums:
Down by Law (Warner) 1987
Born to be Wild (Cold Chillin') 1988
Play It Again, Shan (Cold Chillin') 1989

Related Articles:
Cold Chillin Label Profile
Marley Marl
Roxanne Shante

Listen:
Mc Shan & Marley Marl - The Bridge (Cold Chillin' 87)

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