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In 1994, at 16, Shawn Lov released his first rap album Speak of the Devil and ever since has been building a solid fan base through the internet and live shows. Lov made his first national appearance on "Amateur Night at the Apollo" in 1996 where he performed on the same stage the same night as the legendary Big Pun, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Mobb Deep. Following that success, Shawn Lov graced the stage to showcase his skills on the nationally syndicated "Jenny Jones Show" in 1998. Riding on his underground popularity and prepared to release a new album, Lov hooked up with New Jersey based hip-hop producer Tony D, the producer behind New Jersey based hip-hop acts such as Y-Z and Poor Righteous Teachers who have recorded classics such as "Rock Dis Funky Joint" and "Tower with the Power." Lov's second album The G.O.D spawned catchy tracks like "The Lov Dr." which was later worked into a music video and was featured on networks such as Black Entertainment Television. Shawn Lov's following 2 albums proved to be underground classics but his creative flow did not stop there. Lov published his first book "A Brief History of Rhyme and Bass: Growing Up With Hip Hop". Half the true story of the evolution of hip hop and its artists, the other side of the book is a sometimes painfully honest autobiography- life lessons learned the hard way that only true hip hop fans could identify with. Enter the new chapter of Shawn Lov's career. After ten years as an independent artist and a promising major label record deal that went sour, New Jersey native Shawn Lov hooked up with Melbourne, Australia based label NuffSaid Records for his 2004 album "The Blackout of 1977" and then returned in 2007 on the same label with the best album of his career to date, "Waiting for a Ghost", which received praise from Rolling Stone Magazine. In 2010 Shawn independently released The S.O.N. - a self-produced EP to show and prove that he can hold his own on the boards, and that he is still one of rawest, most impassioned rappers in the underground. With an incredibly deft display of lyricism, Shawn Lov has crafted a poignant and personal set of songs that encapsulate his long career as an undaunted underdog.
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