Shyne is a huge example of wasted talent. His first album and his underground material at the time were quality. I thought he was going to come out of jail, go right at Puffy with his bars, and use his street cred to get a buzz. Do some shows, pay off Puff for his freedom, then start dropping LPs, the thought being that he'd have written music behind bars and have a lot to get off his chest.
All he's done since he got home is show off his street ties. It's cool and all, but we all know Shyne is real at this point. He did a decade to prove that point. Right now, we need to hear that old Po in the bars, and less stunting on Instagram. He can take all of the Blooded out pics that he wants, but as a fan of Shyne back in the day, it's pathetic that he's only dropped one song that I've even been able to play more than once since he touched the town. (Meyer Lansky) It's possible he can't even find his old flow after all these years, though.
shyne was my dude. was in my top 5 as a rapper. Now I know there were plenty rappers better than him, I liked how he moved. DOLO. His debut dropped & went over 1million in sales WITHOUT help of any other rapper on it. 16 tracks with only 2 features for hooks(112 & Barrington Levy)
His Godfather Buried Alive had good tracks too. The only thing that pigeon holed Po to me was his limited subject matter. All he rapped about was drugs. I thought jail was going to have Shyne come out with thought provoking & conscience with a gansgter twist on it.
potential to make any type of song. See Life or death(choices), Bonnie-n-shyne, Bad Boy. Since release, I only liked 2 tracks from him. "Buffalo Soldier" & "You're Welcome" both from Gangland mixtape.
I leave the doubters with this: