Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Moses Michael Livey a.k.a. Shyne was introduced back to the music world this week. Miami based DJ guru DJ Khaled put Shyne on the track titled "All My Life" featuring Jamaican Dance Hall artist "Movado" and the R&B sensation Akon. This is a big step for Shyne as it could possibly be his introduction back into the Hip-Hop mainstream. For all those who don't know, Shyne is a Brooklyn bred rapper of Belizan descent. He first started garnering recognition in the late 1990's when he was being featured on then Puff Daddy's "Forever" album under the highly successful Bad Boy label. His gritty street lyrics combined with his raw delivery very much similar to the late great Christopher Wallace a.k.a. Notorious BIG garnered attention in the New York City area and soon nationwide. Shyne was really coming into his own when in Dec. 1999 he was involved in an highly publized Manhattan club shooting that left three people wounded. Ultimately on June 1st 2001, Shyne was sentenced to 10 years in prison. However while in prison, Shyne was able to release a fairly successful mainstream album while fully incarcerated in 2004 titled "Godfather Buried Alive". Even shooting a video from behind bars with the lovely Ashanti on the vocals in a highly successful single titled "Jimmy Choo". Only recently being let out on Oct. 6th 2009, with two and half years of parole left for him to do. Shyne definitely posses talent that seperates him from the rest of the field, lets hope he can back on track and produce music we all loved to hear back in the late 1990's.