Shawn Pen

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Shawn Pen
Birth name Shawn Wilkins[1]
Also known as Little Shawn, Lil' Shawn[2]
Born 1969/1970 (age 47–48)[3]
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1987–present
Labels Capitol

Tyrone Shawn Wilkins, better known as Little Shawn and Shawn Pen, is an American hip hop artist, rapper, songwriter and producer.

He released a single in 1986 My girl Mother ( Select Records) and an album called The Voice In The Mirror (Capitol Records) in 1992.[4]

Little Shawn released the single "Dom Perignon" (Uptown Records) featuring fellow Brooklyn rapper The Notorious B.I.G. on 20 July 1995. The music video also featured Busta Rhymes, another rapper from Brooklyn. It peaked at #5 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 as well as #87 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and #23 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts.[5] The song was featured on the soundtrack to the Fox TV crime drama New York Undercover.[6]

Tupac Shakur was on his way to record a verse for Little Shawn when he was robbed and shot 5 times in 1994.[4]

From 1998 to 2004, Wilkins served time in federal prison for drug trafficking.[2][7] Wilkins changed his stage name to Shawn Pen after leaving prison.



Title Album details
The Voice In The Mirror


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Hickeys on Your Chest" 1992 11 The Voice in the Mirror
"I Made Love (4 Da Very 1st Time)" 71[A] 28
"Dom Perignon"
(featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)
1995 105[B] 87 23 New York Undercover
"Bout That Life"
(featuring Malik Yusef and Styles P)


  1. ^ I Made Love 4 the Very First Time credits on BMI
  2. ^ a b Arnold, Paul W. (December 9, 2011). "Shawn Pen Speaks About The Quad Studios Attack On Tupac, His History With Bad Boy And Roc-A-Fella Records". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Big Sean Vs. Little Shawn". XXL. July 26, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2014.  Shawn Pen was 41 when this article was written.
  4. ^ a b Golus, Carrie (2010). Tupac Shakur: Hip-Hop Idol. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7613-5473-4. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chart search: Shawn, Dom Perignon". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
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  7. ^ Konigsberg, Eric (June 19, 2006). "Why Damon Dash Hates Mondays". New York Magazine. Retrieved May 20, 2014.