Special Ed is the performing name of Edward Archer (born May 16, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York), an American hip hop musician of Jamaican descent. Hailing from Brooklyn in New York City, he was raised in Flatbush before moving to Canarsie, and is identified with East Coast hip hop.
Special Ed is best known for the songs “I Got It Made” and “I’m The Magnificent”, produced by “Hitman” Howie Tee and released in 1989 on the Youngest in Charge album, recorded when Ed was 16 years old. He album sold more than half a million copies. In 1990, he released his album Legal, the title a reference to his turning eighteen, with the singles “Come On Let’s Move It and “The Mission”.
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