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Knowledge Is Power (EP) [1989]

by Shawn Lov

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"Knowledge is Power" is an EP-length collection of songs Shawn was recording between the ages of 12-13 in 1989-1990. These songs were recorded before Shawn hit puberty, but the seeds of what would become Shawn Lov's signature delivery style and lyrical depth are already very present. Smooth T, and A-Plus also show up as collaborators on several songs.

This collection came after Shawn's first Demo package which was produced on Keyboard by Gary "Kippy" Hines a year earlier, and was reviewed by a dozen labels and entertainment managers and lawyers (Including Kevon Glickmon.) This was around the time SBK (Vanilla Ice's label) wanted to sign and market Shawn as a "little brother" style counterpart to Vanilla Ice (who Shawn detested being compared to.)

Before this collection, Shawn's instrumentals were done by the studio Keyboardist, or by Shawn himself with various non-sampling drum machines and records, or by using pause/play technique on cassette machines. Except for "COPS," produced by Sole Survivors, "Knowledge is Power" was produced by Shawn himself, using various early samplers from Ensoniq, the SP-12, and the AKAI S950, in combination with ancient computer sequencing programs.

Very early, very rough around the edges, but as impassioned as ever, "Knowledge is Power" represents a very important stage in Hip-Hop and the growth of a remarkably young, unique artist. A white rapper before white rappers, a little kid rapper before there were little kid rappers. No Shawn Lov fan should be with out it.

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released December 31, 1989

Shawn Lov, Smooth T, A-Plus, Ed Livernoche, Sole Survivors, DJ Twice

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NJ based Shawn Lov released his 1st LP in '94 and has been hard at work ever since. Since then he has opened for Mobb Deep, Big Pun, & ODB, appeared on the Jenny Jones Show, collaborated with legendary Hip-Hop producer Tony D, topped the charts of mp3 .com, published books, partnered with NuffSaid and brought his music to an international audience, received praise by Rolling Stone magazine & more! ... more

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