Not gonna lie... I'm always nervous whenever I listen to Shyne's music. While I secretly hope that the Bad Boy, "shoot the club up" version would make a return to my eardrums I always know that we'll end up with this... thing instead. I mean, remember when we all heard that Shyne would make a return to music the first time since being deported? That was a level of excitement I'd not felt since, say, Hell Hath No Fury by Clipse (half of which, coincidentally, is on this song). When I finally heard "new Shyne" on wax, however, it was akin to your wife walking up to you at the funeral of your mother to say that she had been sleeping with and gotten pregnant by your best friend. In other words, my heart couldn't take it.

I've gotten used to Shyne's new voice these days, and I've already accepted and acknowledged that "old Shyne" is now a thing of the past. however, this track - to me, and I do not want to come across as condescending at all (I always feel the need to say that in an attempt to not ruffle rappers' feathers these days, but that tale is for another time) - sounds like it's a reference song for Rick Ross (I'm aware of the irony), and it makes me want to dig out Shyne's eponymous debut from whatever shelf it's buried in, listen and think of the times when Puffy was twisting out Jennifer Lopez, computers still came with floppy disk drives and rap was a highly lucrative business.

Come back, old Shyne. The game needs you.

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  • FQF

    this doesnt sound like a reference for rick ross. it sounds like blatant rip off of BMF.

  • http://facebook.com/AD1986 Armand.

    I have to say, I love the irony of his Twitter name "Original Shyne". This is not the Original Shyne at all. It's whatever residue was left from the Original Shyne.

  • Doogh

    shyne who the fuck?

  • Meatwad

    better than the new shit he was puttin out before. maybe hes getting his groove back. but that whole eazy e line is wack. but practice makes perfect.

  • allhiphop

    AS ALWAYS THE REAL NIGGAS GETTING ALL THE HATE AND THE FAKES GETTING ALL THE LOVE SMH

  • http://WWW.HARDTIMESRECORDS.COM PR DEAN

    I fucks with this, Brooklyn!!!

  • http://www.doperush.com Pretty Fred

    Can someone sit down with him and ask him "what the f*ck is this suppose to be" SERIOUSLY!? Is he mocking the industry? (I doubt it) Does he have brain damage? (Real talk) How mad are rappers when they have to write a 16 for a new shyne record?

  • Viktor Vaughn

    I don't know...maybe hard time fucks real people up?

    The game needs Shyne? FOH. He's a rapper. Not Kofi Annan or Gandhi.

  • Jungz

    I still dont understand... what the fuck happened to this nigga's voice. The difference between then and now makes me never wanna touch a jail cell.

  • http://www.twitter.com/noles506 Noles506

    "Gandland" Records? Isn't it Gangland? lol

  • joney

    yo so is he jewish still? lol

  • simple simpon

    really tho.

  • C-los

    Fucking SHame. Knowing how prostituted hip-hop is today and someone who is supposed to know about hip-hop says the game needs old Shyne? Really?! Old Shyne would make hip-hop better?

  • Ruh

    He went from sounding like Biggie to now sounding like Rozay. What's with his obsession of sounding like obese niggas?

  • bigErn

    ^Real Talk

  • DockNess

    It's Terrible In Terra Belle

  • coLB

    he shitted on belize, only wanted to be there cause he didnt have a choice at the time. so even if i tried to like this fuckery my blood wont let me

  • jamie

    bit of practice on the voice and delivery and i can accept him. keep trying shyne.

    the game prob wish he though of that dark shades eazy e line lol

  • jOJOBA

    Was Shyne ever really that good to begin with? I mean he had one or two hot songs in the late 90s, but so did Black Rob and nobodies sweating his comeback.

  • SHOWMAN3000

    Soon as he spoke the track sounded wak! SMH Sounds like he's impersonating rappers of the now. It sounds like it's a spoof track! FAIL!

  • SHOWMAN3000

    @joney take a 2nd look at the cover. Dude must still be Jewish or he has no recent pictures. Which is a major fail either way you look at it. lol

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    yo so is he jewish still? lol

    joney

  • http://www.6'5.com 6’5

    what is going on right now...im..im confused. i..dont..

  • Randy

    @allhiphop AS ALWAYS THE REAL NIGGAS GETTING ALL THE HATE AND THE FAKES GETTING ALL THE LOVE SMH

    unlike you and your primitive 90's gangster mentality most people dont base their perception of quality of music on street cred and realness. being real does not make you a good musician.

  • 90′s era

    may all the haters diasappear like durant in the finals

  • Siy@

    1ST OF ALL LETS GET ONE THING STRAIGHT ... NOBODY NEEDS SHYNE, NOT HIPHOP NOT COUNTRY MUSIC NOT THE JEWS. MEKA NOW TAKE SHYNES DID OUT YO MOUTH BUDDY, I'LL LET YOU SPIT ON IT N JERK IT OFF WHILE U READ THIS, AND WHEN I WRITE I WILL USE EXAMPLES AND NOT JUST TALK WITH NO STAND POINT.

    1. AS A NON AMERICAN (LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA) GAGASI FM (LOOK IT UP) HIP HOP DJ NO ONE KNOWS OR CARES WHO SHYNE IS. HES A LOCAL RAPPER ONLY AMERICANS PAY ATTENTION TO ... ALONG THE LINES OF TONY YAYO, BEANIE SEGAL OR MAX B (HOOD NIGGA, BEEN TO JAIL, SIGNED WITH A HIP HOP MOGUL) XEPT THAT YAYO N SEGAL ACTUALLY HAVE INTERNATIONAL HITS LIKE "SO SEDUCTIVE FT 50" OR SEGALS "IN THE AIR" AND SHYNE (YO HIP HOP SAVIOUR) DOESNT HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL HIT AT ALL TRUST ME BUDDY

    2. HES NOT THE 1ST N ONLY RAPPER IN THE WORLD TO HAVE GONE TO JAIL SO PLS STOP WTH THIS ITS JAIL THAT FUCKD UP HIS VOICE OR WHATEVER BULL* YOU DICKRIDERS USE ... HIS VOICE HASNT CHANGED ITS HIS DILIVERY THATS CHANGED AND ITS A CHOICE HIS MADE (PROBLY TO DIDTANCE HIMSELF FROM BIGGIE OR TO SOUND NEW/GRIMIER) ... NIGGAS WITH WORSE VOICES LIKE BANKS STILL MAKE DOPE SONGS WITH DOPE LYRICS, DOPE BEATS AND CHARISMA.
    SAME WITH MACY GREY, WACK VOICE BUT WITH GREAT WRITTING, SOUND AND THAT ALL IMPORTANT FEATURE **CHARISMA**.

    3. I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BUDDY, DO YOU PLAY CHESS MEKA ?? WELL IN ANY INDUSTRY YOU GET BACK LINE (BEHIND THE SCENES) PPL WITH POWER MOVES AND THEN YOU GET FRONT LINE (PAWNS) PPL HAVE LIMITED MOVES BEING CONTROLLED BY THE BEHIND THE SCENES PPL.
    SHYNE IS JUST A MEDIOCRE RAPPER WHO WAS WELL MARCKETED AND HYPED BY DIDDY TO BE THE NEXT BEST THING AND SHYNE EVEN HAD THE STREET CRED AND THE VOICE **KEY ISSUE** THAT REMINDED YOU AMERICANS OF A CERTAIN FAV'RITE OF YOURS WHO LEFT SO SOON. WOULD YOU BE SHOCKED MEKA IF DIDDY SIGNED HIM ON HIS VOICE ALONE ?? AFTER ALL DIDDYS BEST CONTIBUTION TO HIP HOP WAS BIGGIE.
    AND WHEN THE POWER MOVERS WORK ON SUM1 LONG ENUF IT ENDS UP BEING BORT BY SUM ... EVEN FRENCH MONTANA AND CHIEF KEEF HAVE CAREES NOW THANKS TO BIG MOVERS.

    NOW WITH SHYNE ITS WAS A PERFECT SCENARIO FOR HIM BECOMING A LET DOWN ... HE WENT TO PRISON NOT AFTER BUT DURING HIS MANUFACTURED HYPE, LUCKLY FOR SHYNE THERE HADNT BEEN ENUF MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC TO REALY SEE HOW GUD OR BAD HE WAS ... IT WAS KIND OF A PAUSE BUTTN DURING HIS HYPE THAT WAS SPOS TO BE PLAYED ON IN HIS RETURN.
    FOR EXAMPLE IF RED CAFE WOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED (PAUSE BUTTN) DURING HIS "HOTTEST IN THE HOOD" HYPE YOL WOULD HAVE BEEN WAITIN ON HIM TO CUM OUT N SAVE HIP HOP.

    WHATS IMPORTANT TO KNOW IS THAT IM NOT SAYING MY TASTE IN HIP HOP IS BETA THEN YOURS MEKA OR WHATEVER ... IM JUST SAYING LOOK CLOSER AND DEEPER FAN, SHYNE WAS AND IS NOTHING BUT AN AVARAGE RAPPER WHO DOESNT GET ANY NOTICE INTERNATIONALY ...
    HIP HOP LIKE MOST THINGS IS LIKE ART, THE POWER MOVERS WILL CONVINCE YOU THAT A CRAYON PAINTING BY A RETARTED ALBINO HAS MORE MEANING THAN IT DOES AND THEN SELL IT TO YOU FOR MILLIONS WHEN YOU COULD HAVE DRAWN THE SAME THING ... DIFFRENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE ALBINO, FRENCH MONTANA AND CHIEF KEEF IS THAT U DONT HAVE A BACK LINE OF POWER MOVERS ... YOUR SETUP IS A CHECKERS GAME.

  • Thank You !!

    @ Siy@
    thank u, brilliant and with good examples.

  • Concept

    My Chest hurts

  • http://brandonlyniv.tumblr.com Lyniv

    I have heard some horrible stuff since Shyne started making music again but there is a couple decent joints he's dropped. I liked that Messiah joint. That song he did w/ Game. But yeah, I just wish old Shyne would come back out of nowhere. That would be ill

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