Godfather Buried Alive (Explicit Version) CD (2004)

Artist: Shyne

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 61016160
UPC 602498629567
UPC 14 00602498629567
Format CD
Release Date 8/10/2004
Author Shyne
Artist Influence Craig Mack
Artist Influence EPMD
Artist Influence Eric B. & Rakim
Artist Influence Erick Sermon
Artist Influence Fat Joe
Artist Influence Jay-Z
Artist Influence LL Cool J
Artist Influence Method Man
Artist Influence Mobb Deep
Artist Influence Nas
Artist Influence Puff Daddy
Artist Influence Redman
Artist Influence Run-D.M.C.
Artist Influence Stetsasonic
Artist Influence The Notorious B.I.G.
Artist Contemporary Black Rob
Artist Contemporary C-Murder
Artist Contemporary DMX
Artist Contemporary Foxy Brown (Rap)
Artist Contemporary G. Dep
Artist Contemporary Ja Rule
Artist Contemporary Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Artist Contemporary Lil' Cease
Artist Contemporary Lil' Kim
Artist Contemporary Mase
Artist Contemporary Memphis Bleek
Artist Contemporary Raekwon
Artist Contemporary Rampage
Artist Contemporary The LOX
Technical Info
Producer Buck Wild; Brian Miller
CatalogID 9862956
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 08/09/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 34s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498629567
Musical Guests
Nate Dogg
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Shyne (rap vocals); Ashanti (vocals); Nate Dogg, Kurupt (rap vocals).
As much as rappers boast about keeping it real, hip-hop, like most music, is about creating a fictional world. When real life bleeds in, the results are often tragic, like the well-documented end of the feud between 2Pac and Biggie Smalls. In the late-1990s, Brooklyn, New York teenager Shyne (Jamal Barrow) was heralded by many as the latter's heir, but after drawing his gun and firing during an incident involving Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Shyne found himself behind bars until 2009 on an attempted murder rap.
With 2004's GODFATHER BURIED ALIVE, the gravel-voiced rapper's second record, Shyne finds his voice, rich, defiant, unrepentant, and powerful. On a self-titled track, Shyne boasts he's "gonna keep it gangsta 'til I die," and the rest of the disc backs up the claim. "Quasi O.G." tells his tale from a cleverly oblong perspective, relating the story with poetic panache and justifying the initial hype his rushed debut failed to capture. Shyne also finds a new angle to getting his digs in at his opponents on the enrapturing "For the Record." On GODFATHER BURIED ALIVE, Shyne proves that he owes his reputation to more than notoriety--he's a skilled lyricist capable of delivering powerful tracks.
Artist Overview
Shyne became Puff Daddy's prodigy in the wake of the Notorious B.I.G.'s passing. With a voice and rhyme-style similar to "Biggie," Shyne signed a lucrative deal with Puffy's Bad Boys Records in 1998. However, later that year Shyne was arrested on attempted murder charges resulting from a shooting at a New York nightclub. The release of his self-titled debut was delayed until late 2000. The next year, Shyne was indicted and began serving a ten-year sentence. From prison, Shyne released a second album, GODFATHER BURIED ALIVE, on Def Jam Records. The uneven album found some success, but for the most part Shyne's life and career seem to be in limbo.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3 stars out of 5 - "As a rapper, Shyne has got loads going for him - a hypnotic, gelatinous vocal tone that sounds less like Biggie with each listen."
Entertainment Weekly (p.125) - "Shyne's Tupac-esque reflections on honor and mortality are penetrating, and suggest there are greater meditations yet to be unleashed." - Grade: B
Disc 1
1 Buried Alive Intro
2 Quasi O.G.
3 More Or Less
4 Behind the Walls - (West Coast Gangsta mix)
5 Shyne
6 For The Record
7 Martyr
8 Jimmy Choo
9 Godfather
10 Gang, The
11 Edge
12 Here With Me
13 Diamonds And Mac-10's
Product Attributes
Artist Shyne
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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