Inspired by his stint in jail, Snow hooked up with MC Shan and released "Informer." Reggae purists, who didn't buy into Snow's brand of Canadian dancehall, criticized the song. Nonetheless, "Informer "quickly climbed the charts and holds two Guinness world records — as the Biggest Selling Reggae Single in U.S. History and Highest Charting Reggae Single in U.K. History. "We recorded it in my basement. Actually, I own 66 percent of the publishing rights on that 12 Inches of Snow album," MC Shan revealed. "That's what I been doin' all these years … that album made it possible for me to sit on my ass and rethink my whole life."
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