Candell Manson (born June 25, 1968, Los Angeles, California, United States) known by his stage name Candyman, is an American rapper and record producer. He is best known for his hit single "Knockin' Boots".
Manson was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, where he attended Washington Preparatory High School. Manson's friend, rapper/producer Sir Jinx, introduced Manson to Dr. Dre, for whom Manson produced a three song demo.
Candyman was featured backing Tone Lōc before he earned his own solo stint. His first recording as solo artist was the 1989 12" EP Hip Hop Addict, produced by Teafly and his late friend Johnny "J". He eventually signed to Epic Records in 1989 and released his debut album, Ain't No Shame in My Game, in the following year. It scored a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Knockin' Boots". The following year, he released another less successful LP for Epic Records, Playtime Is Over. He released I Thought U Knew for I.R.S. in 1993, which also failed to click. 2000 saw the release of Candyman's Knockin' Boots 2001: A Sex Odyssey, an album featuring his 1990 hit single remixed and new cuts as well."
Candyman's latest effort to revive his career, Knockin Boots 2001... A Sex Odyssey, was a critical and commercial failure. The lead track, a remake of "Knockin Boots", "chronicles some of the pleasures found in a night out with the Candyman, including "front-row tickets to a bomb-ass play, a relaxing bath, dinner reservations, strawberries in the tub, whipped cream, champagne, and the music of R&B supergroup LSG."
In 2007, Candyman was featured in Nas's Where Are They Now (West Coast Remix), which also featured Kam, King Tee, Threat, Ice-T, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and the Conscious Daughters.
He also remixed the song "We Love You Celtic, (We Do)" for Celtic Football Club. FanartBanner