Word on the street…and the tweets, is that Moses is finally parting from the bing today after serving eight years. While sitting in Clinton Correctional, he severed ties with Bad Boy and signed his Gangland imprint to Def Jam. Two months later, he released his sophomore album, Godfather Buried Alive. But therein lied a problem. How do you promote an album when the artist is incarcerated? Well, the crafty folks at Def Jam found a way. Not only did he grace VIBE’s coveted Juice Issue, but the label held a release party (I remember that shrink wrapped Phantom!) and shot a video (Jimmy Choo’s, alright!).
The final product received mixed reviews. Personally, I enjoyed it. “Shyne” and “More Or Less” banged. “Diamonds & Mac 10s” resonated, and let’s not forget the 50 Cent diss, “For The Record.” Later that year, he gave a phone tap to Usher on “Confessions II.” That’s gangsta.
Yesterday: Jay-Z “The Blueprint”
Bonus: Commercial break.