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Shyheim Feat. June Luva - On And On (Explicit) (1994) | Official Video (
From the album "A.K.A. The Rugged Child" Produced by RNS

Virgin Records America, Inc; 1994.

Shyheim (born Shyheim Dionel Franklin in New York, New York) is an American rapper and actor affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan. He was associated with a group called G.P. Wu and then began collaborating with Wu-Tang Records affiliated groups Killarmy and Sunz Of Man.

As a teenager, Shyheim was once considered "hip hop's wunderkind", and a famed urban artist and heartthrob, whom "even the harshest of critics can’t deny the level of artistry displayed by Hip Hop child prodigy" and latter-day luminaries such as Jay-Z looked up to him, mentioning him in admiration in his autobiography Decoded. However, his career was later derailed due to legal problems.

Shyheim was born in Staten Island New York and raised there as a child. He spent time living with Wu-Tang Clan member and cousin Ghostface Killah in the Stapleton Houses. Shyheim's Virgin Records debut, AKA the Rugged Child. It included the hit single "On and On" the video of which featured Method Man, and the album rose to #7 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Shyheim joined others, notably The Fugees, to provide a free concert to deaf children in a summer camp in 1996.

Shyheim released another album in 1996, The Lost Generation, which featured members of G.P. Wu and Brooklyn Zu. He also shared the stage with the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, and Big Daddy Kane at Madison Square Garden, for a live freestyle session. He also made an appearance on Big Daddy Kane's "Show & Prove," which featured Ol' Dirty Bastard, Sauce Money, Big Scoob and Jay-Z.

Shyheim resumed his career after almost a decade and released subsequent albums on the label he founded, Bottom Up Records. His third and fourth albums, The Greatest Story Never Told and Enter the Bottom, were released to little fanfare in 2004 and 2008. Shyheim released his fifth solo album, Disrespectfully Speaking, October 2009 on his label Bottom Up Records.

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