Candyman’s stint atop the Hip Hop game was…well short but sweet. We all know Candyman’s song Knockin’ Boots, probably by heart. It hit in 1990, from his debut album Ain’t No Shame In My Game. For me, it was all over high school and school dances. Hip Hop was still a new thing for
Trying to get his rap career off the ground, Candyman hooked up with a buddy, Sir Jinx, and shopped a demo to Dr. Dre; nothing really came of that even though Sir Jinx had a few connections with N.W.A, however it did get the ball rolling. Candyman signed with Epic records in 1990 and Knockin’ Boots hit the top 10 on Billboards Hot 100. Since then Candyman has released 5 more albums, even released a few remixes of the song but has never been able to duplicate his success with Knockin’ Boots.