Candyman (rapper)

John B. Shaffer III (born June 25, 1968), known by his stage name Candyman, is an American rapper and record producer. He is best known for his hit single "Knockin' Boots". Candyman appears in the front row on N.W.A. and the Posse's 1987 album cover.[1][2]

Candyman
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Background information
Birth nameJohn B. Shaffer III
Also known asCandell Manson
Born (1968-06-25) June 25, 1968 (age 54)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop, R&B
Occupation(s)Rapper, record producer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active1989–present
LabelsEpic, Ruckus

BiographyEdit

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

Candyman was featured backing Tone Lōc before he earned his own solo stint. His first recording as solo artist was the 1989 12" EP Hip Hop Addict, produced by Candyman his late friend Johnny "J".[3] Prior to signing with Epic, Bill Walker [4] from Thump Records, purchased the master of "Knockin' Boots" for Lowrider Soundtrack Volume 1 and took the single to KDAY and Power 106. Candyman eventually signed to Epic Records in 1989 and released his debut album, Ain't No Shame in My Game, in the following year. It scored a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Knockin' Boots". The following year, he released another independent LP for Epic Records, Playtime's Over. He released I Thought U Knew for I.R.S. in 1993.

In 2000, Candyman released Candyman's Knockin' Boots 2001: A Sex Odyssey, an album featuring his 1990 hit single remixed with new tracks as well."[5]

In 2007, Candyman was featured in Nas's Where Are They Now (West Coast Remix), which also featured Breeze, Kam, King Tee, Threat, Ice-T, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and the Conscious Daughters.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Hot 100
[6]
US R&B HipHop
[7]
US Rap Songs
[8]
AUS
[9]
NED
[10]
BEL
(FLA)

[11]
GER
[12]
1988 "Money Talk$" singles only
1989 "Hip Hop Addict"
1990 "Knockin' Boots" 9 5 1 58 1 9 28 Ain't No Shame in My Game
"Melt in Your Mouth" 69 46 3 118 41
1991 "Nightgown" 91
1992 "Oneighundredskytalkpinelevenotwosevenine" 13 Playtime's Over
1993 "Candyman, Do Me Right" I Thought U Knew
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cizmar, Martin (March 21, 2010). "Candyman: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?". Phoenix New Times.
  2. ^ "Candyman | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  3. ^ "Candyman - Hip Hop Addict (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  4. ^ Thump Records catalog
  5. ^ "Candyman | New Music And Songs | MTV". Vh1.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  6. ^ "Candyman - US Hot 100". billboard.com. Archived from the original on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Candyman - US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". billboard.com. Archived from the original on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Candyman - US Hot Rap Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  9. ^ Australian chart peaks:
  10. ^ "Candyman - Dutch chart". dutchcharts.nl. 14 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Candyman - Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Candyman - German Chart". charts.de. Archived from the original on September 14, 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.