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Shawn 'MC Shan' Moltke is the cousin of old school hip-hop producer Marley Marl. Shan got a record deal with Cold Chillin' records in 1983, after future boss of the rap label Marl caught him red-handed attempting to steal his car. Though the truth about him happening to be Marl's relative didn't do much harm either, Shan seized the chance to join Marl's Juice Crew All-Stars. After a few singles were released (including the vintage old-school song "The Bridge"), M.C. Shan's debut album Down By Law came out in 1987. Born To Be Wild followed in 1988 and revealed the b-boy persona of Shan, with the production made by his cousin. 1990's Play It Again, Shan displayed a more mature side, but proved to be his last album. Despite the fact that he focused more on his production career - he produced Snow's first LP which spawned the massive hit "Informer", on which Shan himself appeared -, he recorded "Da Bridge 2001 " for Nas's 2000 compilation called "Queensbridge".
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