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Never Never Land (LP) [2000]

by Shawn Lov

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In 2000, at 23, Shawn released what is considered by many to be his "defining" record: "Never Never Land." After spending almost ten years pursuing a record deal, Shawn released the "Never Never Land" LP under the management and promotion of Flaves Entertainment, on MP3.com. The purpose of the record was to make a classic which could measure up in its own way to the albums Shawn grew up listening to, such as "Great Adventures of Slick Rick," or "Long Live the Kane." The album was released to a tremendous amount of internet fanfare, at the wake of Eminem's success- who was making controversial and offensive shock rap. In order to compete with the only other visible "white" rapper with comparable skill at the time, some of Never Never Land was intentionally vulgar compared to Shawn's contemporary style, or music he released prior to Never Never Land. On the other side, Never Never Land also contains some of the Shawn's most personal, and positive songwriting. Completed on a simple Fostex 8-track machine, with a used microphone, Never Never Land was Shawn Lov's final attempt at shopping music in the hopes of commercial success in the mainstream industry. Following classics like, "One," "F**K Shawn Lov," "Liquor Story," and "The Baddest," the album ends with a track entitled, "Shawn Lov's Dead." Ironically, songs from this album would catch the attention of Prowla from Nuffsaid Records, which led to the release of the Shawn Lov/Nuffsaid trilogy released overseas.

"Never Never Land" would also see a cassette release which has become a very rare item, and two tracks were re-released on Nuffsaid Records 2003 compilation: "Nuffsaid Presents." The underground hit, "Liquor Story" was put on the B-Side of Shawn Lov's terrible "Roll with Us" vinyl.

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released August 8, 2000

Shawn Lov, Flaves Entertainment, Deeper Era, Ansane, Syntax, Analyst

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Shawn Lov Trenton

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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