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 46–47)[3]
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1987–present
Labels Capitol
Website twitter.com/iamshawnpen

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 The Notorious B.I.G. on 20 July 1995. 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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Voice In The Mirror

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B US Rap
"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)
2013

References[edit]

  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". billboard.com. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/new-york-undercover-mw0000176348
  7. ^ Konigsberg, Eric (June 19, 2006). "Why Damon Dash Hates Mondays". New York Magazine. Retrieved May 20, 2014.