Sept.9th – M.C. Shan was born Shawn Moltke in Queens , New York , on this day in 1965.
M.C Shan , who grew up in the Queensbridge Housing Projects in Queens , New York , released his 1st single in 1985 on MCA Records called “Feed The World”.
Soon after , Shan switched labels to Cold Chillin’ Records and joined his cousin Marley Marl’s Juice Crew All-Stars.
Shan released a few singles on Cold Chillin’ before putting out his debut album “Down By Law” in 1987. “Down By Law” contained the legendary track “The Bridge” an ode to the Queens neighborhood Shan grew up in , which would spark the musical feud with Boogie Down Productions who represented the South Bronx.
Shan would release 2 more albums on Cold Chillin’ ; 1988’s “Born To Be Wild” and 1990’s “Play It Again Shan” before turning his attention to producing. Most notably among the records Shan produced was Canadian reggae singer Snow’s smash-hit “Informer”.
M.C. Shan remade “The Bridge” on Nas’s 2000 compilation “QB’s Finest” , renaming it “Da Bridge 2001”.