Shyne (Explicit Version) CD (2000)

Artist: Shyne

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Product Overview

Shyne started on the underground tip and laid down the foundation for the biggest Hip-Hop buzz of the year. With hardcore lyrics and beats, and the illest skills, Shyne is total hardcore enlightenment. In the tradition of such classics as Notorious B.I.G.'s, Ready To Die, this is truly a landmark debut album.


Label Bmg/arista/bad Boy Entertainme
SKU 60436591
UPC 786127303223
UPC 14 00786127303223
Format CD
Release Date 9/26/2000
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
CatalogID 8612730322
Lable Name Bad Boy Entertainment
Released 05/03/2005
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 28s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00786127303223
Musical Guests
Barrington Levy
Slim From 112
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Shyne, Barrington Levy, Slim, DJ Fafu.
Producers include: Shyne, Dee Trotman, Yogi, EZ Elpee, Mario Winans.
Shyne's self-titled debut is packed with bangin' beats and hardcore lyrics that will please any hip-hop fan. The album's guest appearances are limited, leaving all the hard work to Shyne himself; he delivers vocals reminiscent of the Notorious B.I.G.
Barrington Levy adds his reggae flavor on two of the albums hottest cuts, the EZ Elpee-produced "Bad Boyz Anthem" and the Chucky Thompson-orchestrated "Bonnie & Shyne." With Puffy in his corner, the Brooklyn-based rapper delivers the requisite party cuts as well, with "It's Ok" and "The Life." With enough beats to keep guys' heads bobbin' and females on the dance floor, SHYNE proves he's one of the bad boys.
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 (10/12/00, p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Like a 5-car pileup of luxury autos: a mix of beauty and destruction..."
Spin (12/00, pp.218-9) - 6 out of 10 - "...Cops black gangster dreams straight from the pages of F.E.D.S....[its] strong producers...dress up his rhymes in frenetic electro beats, tweaked synths, and the old steel drum..."
Uncut (9/01, p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Thoughtful soulful declaimations delivered with a deep hued baritone, Shyne is the brightest new star in the Puff Daddy firmament..."
NME (Magazine) (11/11/00, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...To uptempo and always creative commercial grooves, steeped in reggae bass sonics, an amoral and anti-social scenario of guiltless casual sex, bloody murders, drug transactions, betrayals and, especially, the code of the streets, gets played out..."
Disc 1
1 Dear America - (Intro)
2 Whatcha Gonna Do
3 Bang
4 Bad Boyz - (featuring Barrington Levy)
5 Let Me See Your Hands
6 Gangsta Prayer - (interlude)
7 Life, The
8 It's OK
9 Niggas Gonna Die
10 Everyday - (interlude)
11 Bonnie & Shyne - (featuring Barrington Levy)
12 Hit, The
13 That's Gangsta
14 Spend Some Cheese
15 Get Out - (featuring Slim From 112)
16 Commission

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