Ruff Shan Bio 2003 Level 10 Entertainment proudly presents Ruff Shan and his debut album, 'The Vegas Showkid'. Ruff Shan's 'The Vegas Showkid' album consists of 17 tracks of blazing Hip-Hop and R & B that chronicles the life and times of Ruff Shan and The NAF Clique. 'Gritty, Passionate, Raw, Intelligent, Original and Trend-Setting' are just some of the terms being used to describe this album. Over the last 10 years, Ruff Shan has been writing, battling and honing his lyrical skills to razor sharp perfection, and 'The Vegas Showkid' is the result... Featured on this musical masterpiece with Ruff Shan is The NAF Clique. The NAF Clique stands for 'Now and Forever' and is comprised of: Doc Grip (MC), who has already released 2 solo albums, and a third on the way. J. BIGZ (MC), the son of a reggae musician and a highly skilled lyricist and songwriter. Lil Josh (R&B crooner/songwriter/dancer), who is already getting national attention from his debut single, 'Beneath It'. J-Roc (MC), 'gritty and from the heart' would be his best description, look for his demo soon. Last but not least, the Producer/MC/Musician, Michael Brooks, the man that discovered and signed Ruff Shan and The NAF Clique, and produced 'The Vegas Showkid'. Michael Brooks has released 2 albums with his own band and has written, produced and published over 50 songs. Ruff Shan and The NAF Clique have been writing and performing together for over 6 years and have most recently opened for Bizzy Bone, Double R, Mopreme Shakur and Coo Coo Cal at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Other opening spots include Run DMC and Chosen Few, at the Kohl Center in Madison (2001) and Naughty by Nature, at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison (2001). Ruff Shan and the NAF Clique have the ability to perform with a live band (guitar, bass, drums) or with a DJ and have performed throughout the Midwest. With over 2 ½ hours of material Ruff Shan is able to headline or open in any size venue. Ruff Shan, 'The Vegas Showkid', HERE'S WHAT THEY'RE SAYING,'...this album has single-handedly raised the bar for any hip hop album to drop in the Midwest.' 'Expect many to try to copy it, but few will even come close, this album is truly one of a kind.' '17 tracks, flawless production and songwriting, infectious hooks and lyrical wizardry, a definite 10!' Ruff Shan and The NAF Clique is far from a fad, in fact Ruff Shan has already completed 6 songs for his 2nd CD, so rest assured, this phenomena will continue. Stay tuned for THE NAF Clique Album, 'Now and Forever'...