Candyman (rapper)


Candyman (rapper)

Infobox musical artist



Name = Candyman
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name =
Alias = Candell, Candell Manson
Born = Birth date and age|1968|6|25|df=y, Los Angeles, California
Died =
Origin =
Instrument = Rapping
Genre = Hip hop
Occupation = Rapper, record producer
Years_active = 1990-2001
Label = Epic Records
Sony Records
IRS Records
Ruckus Records
Associated_acts = Tone Loc

Candell Manson (born 25 June 1968, Los Angeles, California) known by his stage name Candyman, is an American rapper and record producer who was one of the many crossover rap stars of the early 1990s, although his success was extremely short-lived. He is best known for his one-hit wonder, "Knockin' Boots".

Biography

Manson was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, where he attended Washington Preparatory High School. Manson's friend, rapper/producer Sir Jinx, introduced Mason to Dr. Dre, for whom Manson produced a three song demo.

Candyman was featured backing Tone-Loc before he earned his own solo stint. His 1990 debut album, "Ain't No Shame in My Game", scored a Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Knockin' Boots." The following year, he released another less successful LP for Epic Records, "Playtime Is Over". He released "I Thought U Knew" for I.R.S. in 1993, which also failed to click. 2000 saw the release of "Candyman's Knockin' Boots 2001: A Sex Odyssey", an album featuring his 1990 hit single remixed and new cuts as well." [ [http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/candyman/artist.jhtml Candyman | Music Artist, Videos, Photos, News, Ringtones, Album and Movie Info | VH1.com ] ]

Candyman's latest effort to revive his career, "Knockin Boots 2001... A Sex Odyssey", was a critical and commercial failure. The lead track, a remake of "Knockin Boots", "chronicles some of the pleasures found in a night out with the Candyman, including "front-row tickets to a bomb-ass play," a relaxing bath, dinner reservations, strawberries in the tub, whipped cream, champagne, and the music of R&B supergroup LSG." [ [http://www.avclub.com/content/node/24910/1/1 Least Essential Albums of 2001 | The A.V. Club ] ]

In 2007, Nas released "Where Are They Now (West Coast Remix)" which featured also featured Kam, King Tee, Threat, Ice-T, Sir Mix-A-Lot and the Conscious Daughters.

Discography

* "Ain't No Shame in My Game" (1990) (Epic)
* "Playtime Is Over" (1991) (Sony)
* "I Thought U Knew" (1993) (IRS)
* "Phukk Watcha Goin' Thru" (1995) (Ruckus)
* "" (2001) (X-Ray Records)
* "Platinum Hits" (2001) (Emrotal Thugs)

References


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