Sohh.com did a Q&A with Shyne and asked him while there are rappers like Nas and Cam’ron showing him support, he’s also come across some beef with people like 50 Cent. “Beef is such a strong word, young bruh. You know in here [jail] it’s really beef,” Shyne said. “In here motherfu**ers got their sh** sharpened up and they gonna put something in you. There ain’t no talking. It’s unfair to consider these guys on my level. It’s unfair to do because they rapping… they in the studio like they ain’t living the sh** right now. As I talk to you right now I’m looking around because somebody might run up on me or I might have to run up on something. That’s beef! Those little kids out there that ain’t no beef. That’s just somebody got out of pocket and I had to check him. That’s all that was.” The entire interview at SOHH.com has since been removed.
Roomserviceinc.net reports that the release date for Shyne’s debut album ‘Godfather Buried Alive’ is back to the origial date: August 10th. It seems that Def Jam wanted to wait for the impact of the second single, but they decided against it, seeing that the album would leak if they pushed the date.
GUnitWorld.com reports that Shyne, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2001, has released an audio recorded over a phone inside Clinton Correctional Facility. He takes numerous shots at 50 Cent, who dissed him last year on a radio freestyle.
The New York Post reports Mark Wahlberg is producing a documentary about Shyne, the former protege of Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs now serving a 10-year sentence for assault, who signed a $3 million record deal with Def Jam from behind bars.
Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports Jamal ‘Shyne’ Barrow, the rapper currently serving a prison sentence stemming from the famous Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs shoot-and-run case from 1999, is getting $7 million from Island/Def JamRecords, still a division of Doug Morris’s Universal Music Group — all still owned by Vivendi. Read more.
Former Bad Boy artist Shyne called in to New York radio station Hot 97 on June 4th from the Clinton Correctional Facility granting his first interview since being sentenced to prison in 2001 for his involvement in a 1999 club shooting. The incarcerated rapper told radio personality Angie Martinez he expects to be released from jail early next year pending appeal. He also maintained his innocence in the shooting, for which he was sentenced to 10 years for the charges. “There’s no proof I shot anybody,” Shyne contended. “As far as those charges, I’m innocent. You don’t get 10 years for gun possession. You get probation.”
Appearing in the Los Angeles Times Business Section is inmate and former Bad Boy artist Shyne. Def Jam has won one of the music industry’s most unusual bidding wars, quietly signing a lucrative deal with Shyne, who is serving a 10-year prison term, and may not be eligible for parole until 2009.
The New York Daily News reports Jamaal ‘Shyne’ Barrow wants his conviction tossed – and prosecutors intent on stopping him are trying to turn a prominent defense lawyer into a prosecution witness. The Manhattan district attorney’s office wants attorney Benjamin Brafman to testify at a hearing in which Barrow is claiming he was denied a fair trial because his defense was paid for by his co-defendant, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs.
Dawnie Walton of Entertainment Weekly graded the success of Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs in developing artists with the premiere of ‘Making the Band 2’ coming up on Saturday at 9 PM ET/PT. They graded Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. on top, with Dream and Shyne near the bottom. The article at ew.com has since been removed or relocated.
MuchMusic reports rumor is that Irv Gotti of Murder Inc. is looking to sign Jamal ‘Shyne’ Barrow to his label. Shyne is currently serving a ten year prison sentence for his part in the nightclub shooting that Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs and Jennifer Lopez were involved in. Shyne is still signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy label.