Report: Shyne Signs Seven-Figure Deal with Def Jam


After only a few months out of prison, Shyne is headed straight to the bank. The Brooklyn-raised rapper has reportedly inked a seven-figure record deal with Def Jam.

According to radio personality Miss Info, Shyne will reunite with his former label after an intense bidding war between several high-profile figures including Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The 31-year-old MC found himself in a similar situation six years ago after labels clamored to sign him.

Shyne, born Jamal Barrow, was released from jail in October after serving a nearly nine-year term, and was deported to his home country of Belize where his father is prime minister. He plans to record in London while he continues to fight for a pardon so that he can remain in the U.S. where he has lived since the age of 13.

Shyne released his last album, Godfather Buried Alive, on Gangland Records/Def Jam in 2004. He will join the label’s hip-hop-heavy roster alongside Kanye West, Nas, Rick Ross, and Young Jeezy.

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  1. d

    why is rihanna in your background. is defjame paying you?


  2. bodacious

    good for you shyne everyone deserves a chance out here in this mean world . and you stay focus and the sky is the limit!!!!!good luck to you !!!


  3. Mrs. Darren shellychelle Sharper

    YAY for Shyne! He deserves a second chance. But, idk about Def Jam, they’re some shady people, #imjustsayin!


  4. diamondj

    I am truly happy for Shyne. I hate 2 say it but Sean Puffy, Puffy D, Piddy D…whateva da hell he is calling himself dese days….did him dirty. But Shyne will b alrite….almost 10 years of his life is gone but he is da really trooper…let’s get it!!!


  5. VuittonDon

    When you are carrying a gun legally or otherwise you have to be ready to assume all the risks and responsibility that comes with having that gun. Regardless if ur right or wrong.


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