MC Shy D
(born Peter Jones) is the Bronx-born cousin of Afrika Bambaataa
. He began on Luther Campbell
's label in 1987 with Got to Be Tough
and Comin' Correct in '88. After one more record (1989's Don't Sweat Me), he went through a lean period but rebounded in 1993 with The Comeback
. It was a more artistically ambitious release, with more contemporary production and a lean, refined rapping style. Another long hiatus preceded the appearance of Recordnize, featuring DJ Smurf.