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Shawn Moltke (born September 9, 1965) is an American rapper who uses the stage name MC Shan.
Born and raised in the Queensbridge Projects located in Long Island City a section in Queens, New York City on September 9, 1965. Shan is the cousin of old school hip-hop producer Marley Marl. Shan got a record deal with Cold Chillin’ Records in 1983 due to his relationship with Marl, and joined Marl’s Juice Crew All-Stars. After a few singles were released , MC Shan’s debut album Down By Law came out in 1987.
Shan also found himself to be a key player in the noted hip hop rivalry the Bridge Wars between the Juice Crew and Boogie Down Productions. The feud was started when Shan and Marl released a song called “The Bridge” as a B-side to “Beat Biter,” itself an answer record directed at L.L. Cool J. KRS-One responded with “South Bronx,” and the Juice Crew replied with “Kill That Noise.” Slate magazine described it as follows: “In 1986, it was a beef that launched the star of KRS-One, when his withering attacks on MC Shan effectively ended his rival’s career.” Boogie Down Productions then released “The Bridge is Over,” widely celebrated among hip-hop fans as the paramount dis song. Years...
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