YN Editorial: I Hate My Job

Shyne keeps callin’ me, but I don’t wanna pick up. I hate it. Hate that he keeps callin’. Hate what I would have to say him. Hate the way he sounds. Hate what people are saying about the way he sounds. Really hate what people are saying about him. Ask around. Find out, he wants to sound like that. Doesn’t ever want to be viewed as a Big soundalike again. Never again. Won’t accept criticism. Constructive or not. But then, what could I tell him? It’s not really my job. I’m not his A&R. I’m not his manager. I’m a critic. I critique. He’s not ready. Hopefully one day, he will. I once predicted, he would.

Hear he’s working with Irv Gotti now, which might explain him jumping all over the current big hits last week. Like Irving too, but don’t like the moves he’s making. Hate that Po’s reigniting an old tired beef with 50 Cent. Hate what bloggers are saying about him. Hate what commenters are saying about him. Jay-Z once said, “you guys should come in peace but you rip Po to pieces.” I really have never seen nothing like it. Made me wanna cry. Dude’s been through too much to deserve this. He did real time. Not rapper jail time. Hip-hop has heart? Not in 2010. Hate myself for liking the Its The Real sketch. Hate the idea of him releasing more new records. Hate to have to post it. Hate to have to dig up another old photo of him.

I love hip-hop culture. But sometimes, I hate my job.

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  • c

    hate that you forgot how to write in complete sentences. ha.

  • Dashing

    Damn YN. That was an honest take. Hopefully he’ll read this post and decide to change things up a bit. The beef shit is wack. No one cares about beef with 50 cent any more.Ask Wayne, Kanye, and even Ross has moved on at this point..
    As for the voice, the Biggie comparisons happened initially, but no one cares anymore about that. He wasn’t Guerilla Black doing Big’s adlibs and emphasizing words like him. His voice just sounds a little like him. And the more material, he put out the less people made those comparisons..

    I really really hope Shyne reads this and changes things up because I was a huge fan and also hate to see him not shining (no pun intended).

  • King JuggaNott

    You are your brothers keeper…. You’ll get ya blessing bruh. He’ll make it through… I hope.

  • CP3

    YN shut the hell up and got write something better! Dumb bastard!

  • Nathaniel

    ^@Dashing

    i agree with that.

    and i just want to say, for the record, (and briefly off subject) that as a native ATLien, the current Blackout on T.I. was much needed. for niggas around atlanta, YN said what we all wish we could pull that nigga aside and say. got damn i hope he reads that shit. whew….

  • Che

    You forgot,’Hate the fact Dr.Dre keeps lying to us, 2 weeks have passed.’

  • illmatic

    whats tony yayo doing in the right hand corner??? >>

  • http://organicprism.tumblr.com WhatsUpSon

    He needs to be himself. I think people looked past his sounding like Big after Bonnie & Shyne…

  • B.Dot

    You forgot,’Hate the fact Dr.Dre keeps lying to us, 2 weeks have passed.’
    ^
    *looks at calendar* damn, ur right.

  • cp3isabitch

    @cp3 hey get off yn’s nuts. matter of fact, get the fuck off rapradar

  • http://www.unkleluc.com UnkleLuc

    =(

    i blame puffy

  • Moose

    No lie, this has been the realest post by any hip-hop led website and i respect you even more for this YN. From the down to earth approach you have in a show at S.O.B.s to the way you choose NOT to post just about anything hip-hop related just for the sake of having actually a good product on the site. Thank You, and the whole RR family.

  • ant

    WOW I CAN HONESTLY SAY I HAVE NEVER ONCE WASTED MY TIME ON HATING ON SOMETHING I DONT LIKE…ITS EASY IF U DONT LIKE SOMETHIN MOVE ON AND DONT WASTE UR TIME WRITING ABOUT BUT SERIOUSLY…THIS IS STRAIGHT GARBAGE….QUIT WHINING AND GROW A PAIR

  • http://www.cnn.com HARD ON

    Let’s be honest, Shyne was never THAT nice to begin with. If it wasn’t for Barrington Levy, this nigga would be a nobody to this day.

  • mikey

    ^^
    is that ant from thisis50?

  • Camelot

    I wholeheartedly agree. I always thought it was weird being like 10 years old when he went in, and now I’m 20 when he gets out. 10 years of time is crazy, but you think with all that time to contemplate his moves, he would have a different approach to his current work ethic.

    I like that he’s going in on the latest radio hits and even the few original joints he’s released, I just don’t like this attitude that he seems to be carrying. 10 years removed? Your basically a new artist. And with that, you should have the same mentality that the xxl freshmen have, not to distinguish yourself from a deceased (RIP) rapper from the 90s, but to put forth enough quality material to separate yourself the current slew of rappers that are all fighting for the same lane you are.

    No one cares anymore that you sound or used to sound like BIG. We’re concerned that a NY rapper that emerged from the 90s era (think of the peers from this same era, jadakiss, q-tip etc) isn’t killing it like we want him to. IDK, just my two cents, no fifty.

  • http://www.Addicted2Fresh.net The Fresh Addict

    It seems that you and Miss Info are in the same boat, yall love ‘Po but hate his new material. If yall were ever really cool, like you said in your black out about T.I, you need to pull him 2 the side and let him know thats not what’s hot in the streets right now…Honestly its the flow more than the voice and rehashing old beefs with a terrible flow is a big NoNo Banks will eat him alive. So if u or Info really care about Shyne answer the phone YN, just answer the phone…

    ***All my DMV peeps giving away tics 2 The Clipse show on May 2nd come over to http://www.addicted2fresh.net/blog for details****

  • Boombapster

    Hate that I have to bitch about it on Rap Radar instead of doing the right thing, man up, and talk to my brother instead of airing it out like what Kanye spoke of in “Big Brother”.

    BB$. #JustsayintaketheniggascallandletabrothaknowYNiggggggah!

  • YOMAMA

    hope Shyne dies tbh

  • The Noid

    Fuck that as somebody in a position to say so, you gotta tell this nigga he sounds like mush mouth. Too many rappers have niggas around that fuck the left over bitches and smoke the kush but don’t stand the fuck up when it’s time to check they wack records. Somebody needs to tell Shyne that he’s about to blow his third shot at greatness.

  • Dashing

    @Nathaniel, yeah the King Uncaged thing seems a little ridiculous. Especially considering how much of his last lp capitalized off his very brief prison stint.

    Another point…

    I could see Shyne having a beef with Diddy. That’s legitimate. But I really don’t get the 50 thing. Maybe Irv is pushing that.. And even if the Biggie comparisons go away, the “Lloyd Banks with Emphesema” comparisons are far worse. He won’t take criticism? He really really really needs to.Everyone should be humbled if they’re not putting out their best work. That happened (to a lesser extent) with Em and he looks like he’s switiching his sound up and stepping his game up. And that’s a mult-plat star.
    Shyne needs to really humble himself if all of the comments and blog chatter hasn’t already done that.

  • Trin

    Honestly Its hard to have sympathy for Shyne.

    Sure Diddy switch lawyers on him and all that boat load of bs but in reality he did the crime. So suffer with the consequences of the error of your ways. Learn something from they issue and move on. The music is UNDENIABLY bad. And the image of the godfather is played. He has a second chance to be positive instead he aligns himself wit the same negativity from years past. Artists need to stop being so sensitive. And wake up yes hip hop has a heart but give us fans a reason to give you the love.

    Part of the reason he does get alot off slack tho is that alot of Music industry heads talk about dude like he was the best thing in his time. And the truth is he was FARRR from that Shyne wasnt a top tier MC or any one that was super relevant, The claim to fame was the BIG voice. But he did have an opportunity to make that into something but chose the wrong route. No hat its just real. Hes probably calling to curse you out because of your opinion. When he should be listening to the voice of reason.

    To Shyne WAKE UP. The lord blessed you with a deal. UNDESERVING (YES I SAID IT). NO do something with dont go into a past that will lead you know where. If you nice then spit and PLEASE dropp the fake cookie monster/pac voice. Its not you.

  • http://iamnotarapperispit.com iSpit

    I feel you YN… sometimes I hate my job too…
    Sometimes its just too much:

    Dissing Officer Bawse’s corny ass daily hoping the masses will wake up
    Wondering why gunplay would snort coke in front of children
    Ignorning non relevant music from has beens (recently Shyne has been included in this category…sorry)
    Trying to figure out when they’re gonna stop using the Haarp machine to control the weather
    Pretending like Jay Electronica can really save hip-hop
    Looking for President Barry’s birth certificate
    Trying to find diddys dignity
    Searching for Jay-z’s soul (Joke)
    Wondering how long its gonna be before people realize how corny and commercial the “anti-industry” blogosphere has become
    …Oh & also wondering why people still give even give a half of a fuck about a Detox.. Dr. Dre is like 62 years old now… Get over it, you’ve been had.

  • piff lighty!

    Real Spit i respect ya post for this one YN!…but keep it real with him let him know what u think what the public thinks even if he’s hurt! isn’t that what they say the truth does n e wayz so in time he will heal and begin on reinventing himself!..but to let him kill his career what lil he got left by putting out garbage aint helping him only hurting him!…that shows u bout his managers producers and everybody working with shyne if they letting him release this bullshit with no real critiscm then they just don’t care bout him or give a fuck what he does…just my thoughts

  • IM JUS SAYIN’

    i see why 50 cent hate you ELLIOT……….haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • kallywood

    HARD ON says:
    Monday, April 19 2010 at 12:40 PM EST
    Let’s be honest, Shyne was never THAT nice to begin with. If it wasn’t for Barrington Levy, this nigga would be a nobody to this day.

    truth be told

  • young hov

    Real ass post. THE END

  • EscoHov

    YOU SOUND SO EMOTIONAL.

    If shyne doesnt want to sound the way he used too, thats on him. But who the fuck said shyne sounding like biggie was bad in the first place? He probably was upset at the comparisons those 10years locked up. I prefer that flow over his cartiac arrest tone.

  • Your Father

    Okay, so he doesn’t want to sound like BIG but he’d rather sound like the bastard son of Lloyd Banks/Rick Ross?…goddamn, though.

  • http://ineedm0ney.wordpress.com ineedm0ney

    this was good YN. that was the easiest way to have him know whats up without the direct awkwardness. so i applaud u

  • eightysbaby

    YN, you’ve always been honest, so I’ll give you that. But Shyne sounds like utter shit right now, and if people inside his inner circle cant be complete contrite and brutally honest with him, then theres no reason for you to feel bad about what he’s been putting out. I know he did HARD jail time, I get that, but thats not gonna make your music any better if you’re not even trying to hone in or improve your craft. 10 years? no new flows? and now you dissin 50 again?

    STOP IT FIVE

  • EscoHov

    Lol The bastard son of banks/ross .. Artist,Fans will keep shittin on shyne if he dont change that flow, the truth hurts dont it ?

  • Toss

    YN, this was a great post! (love your breaks too).
    I wish I could like Shyne’s songs but he raps so bad it’s really impossible to like anything he’s doing right now. He’s forcing himself to sound different and it just doesn’t sound natural at all.

  • illmatic

    My boss keeps callin me but I dont wanna pick up. I hate it. Hate that my boss is a man headed lady that hates me cuz my hair grows faster than hers. Hate that she look like a frog and keep staring at me. Hate that I gotta be here til 5:30pm. Hate here 2 kids. Hate the other bitch that works here too. Hate all them new Shyne songs. Hate that Shyne is from Belize too, what a shame to our great nation. Scratch dat… our nation has many other shameful presentations! Marion Jones, the police department, our prime minister and his governement, and Shyne again. I hate my fricking job more than YN! If it was me I would gladly pick up that phone and be like “yo wtf dude? u need to shut the fcuk up!”

  • Oj Da Cornball

    LOL @ IM JUS SAYIN’

    Just tell Moses (Shyne knew name) just be a better Jew.

    I’m sure even Moses knew when his voice wasn’t good.

    “Then Moses said to the LORD, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”

    This dsecribe Shyne’s new voice and flow. LOL

    ^^^ this is really in the bible. Ex: 4:10
    LOL

  • Drucifer

    This cat was never that good to begin with, he got lucky with a hot single that had Barrington Levy giving him a classic hook…………He’s laughable now, but even in his prime he was mediocre

  • The Noid

    That Its the Real shit was too funny by the way…

  • shyne

    really tho!

  • BK

    Truth be told tho YN even tho the blogs and us clowned on shyne; we gave this guy 3 chances 2 get his shit 2gether. I mean the time he’s done is no joke so he was gonna need time to get himself sorted. He’s had those 3 chances and u sed he’s gonna carry on with this flow for the foreseeable future. If that’s the case and he puts out a whole album like this i doubt shyne’s pushin 8k 1st week which means he’s done. No ones gonna want 2 come near him with a deal, n u kno if irv’s workin with him then he’s pullin his strings 2 get at 50 which is a bad career move because u kno fif won’t answer ( never thought i’d day that before).

  • nina

    Oh goodness YN, cry me a freakin river lol

    First, dude went to jail for shooting a gun in a crowded club and hitting a woman in her face, u crying for her too? Can y’all rap fans/bloggers stop acting like he’s Mumia?

    Second, his shit sucks. Period.

    Third, he wasn’t that great to begin with.

    Lastly, he’s getting big $$ from his DJ deal.

  • DARKAQUA

    LA REID GONNA LOSE HIS DAMN JOB….

    SHYNE WORKING WITH IRV….FAIL!

    SHYNE BEEFING WITH 50 LIKE PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT 50 NOW…FAIL!

    SHYNE WORRYING ABOUT SOUNDING LIKE BIG…PO, THIS ISN’T THE 90’S!!…AGAIN FAIL!

    SHYNE NEEDS TO CHILL FOR A MNUTE AND GET HIS MIND RIGHT AND GET TOGETHER A SOLID GAME PLAN….HE NEEDS DIRECTION…EVERYTHING HAPPENING WAY TOO FAST…DUDE HASN’T HAD TIME TO JUST BE.

    WHEN YN aka HI YELLA NINJA MAKE A LONG ASS HONEST POST LIKE THIS…DISASTER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!

    AND AGAIN…LA REID GONNA LOSE HIS JOB

    ATTENTION YN/B. DOT….TELL THAT MAN THE TRUTH…SOMEONE NEEDS TO BE HONEST WITH HIM…CAUSE HE’S ABOUT TO MESS UP!!!

  • B.Dot

    but even in his prime he was mediocre
    ^
    mediorce? com’on now.

  • Post no billz

    I must admit i was one of those cats sayin’ i cant wait for po to get home. And now im more puzzled than anything..its true there were simularites to big back in da day,but eventually he found his own identity.if it aint broke dont fix it..games old demos sound more like shyne than shyne does..us fans want that ol thag back. Remeber when coke changed its formula and nobody bought it so they were forced to bring back coke classic..bring shyne classic back.

  • ayoooooo

    Shyne would’ve fizzled out if he went to jail or not. He was another 50 Cent, where that gangster shit sold. No market for his ass today, and him smoking all day in jail fucked up his voice. I’m not talking about the tone in his voice, I’m saying that he can’t even catch his breath anymore. And lol @ you attacking T.I. for an album title, like the title is more important than the music, and oh yeah, the music is always hot from him. Stick to following what Jay-Z is wearing and keep with the Perez Hilton comments, because you ain’t fit to be taking shots. I hate this, I hate that, shut the fuck up, you sound like a little kid. That shit is reality. Shyne ain’t no fuckin’ lil bitch who needs someone crying for him. You do the crime, you do the time, simple. 50 Cent is already home, Shyne ain’t even in the country, so what does that tell you.

  • KingP

    Real shit.

    I agree that he was a mediocre lyricist in relation to the standards circa-10 years ago. He put out a great cd, with solid lyrics, but nobody was ever like, “yo shyne killed that verse”.

  • http://none IM JUS SAYIN’

    Much love to Elliot You a real nigga for this one. Bow Wow is the greatest rapper alive. 50 cent is really muscular and Skinny Jeans is the shit. Shyne’s shit has been really hot lately. Fuck the critics

  • nina

    And working with Irv ain’t the move either. Dude is a fail all around.

    He needs to cut off this old ties and develop a new honest team. All these has beens trying to ride his coattails back to relevancy. Shit is com-e-dy!

  • obama

    Wow YN that’s a WHOLE lotta HATE… For the record: Shyne DID sound like BIG, and putting on the goofy Rick Ross retard voice doesn’t help avoid comparison… He just sounds like a retarded BIG… Real talk…

  • MithritadesHD

    tell’em how u REALLY feel Elliot! lmaoooooooo

  • nina

    And working with Irv ain’t the move either. Dude is a fail all around.

    He needs to cut off these old ties and develop a new honest team. All these has beens trying to ride his coattails back to relevancy. Shit is com-e-dy!

  • Drucifer

    @ B Dot

    he was, another run of the mill Rapper who happened to have vocal similarities to Biggie…….I bought that album off the muscle of that “Bad Boyz” single and there were only 3 songs on that thing I could handle……….If he hadnt shot that club up people would have forgotten about him years ago

  • iheartshyne

    I loved this post… I feel you so much… I start off by saying I love Shyne as a lyricist , hes very intelligent, and hip hop couldn’t wait for his return. Hip Hop never embraces our own. Never ! true R&b singers Aretha Franklin and the greats they all have went through a period that’s not there best, but they have loyal fans that stand by them… I hated listening to the shyne freestyle’s it hurt my heart, but i think your post said it all he doesnt want to sound like biggie or anything related to what he was before.. THATS BIGGER THAN hip hop.. shyne did 10years in prison and came out thinking about us .. instead of us being postive every one said “rip shyne” damn cant we think of something to do to let shyne know we loved his flow before and not to run away from his flow but to improve on his words.. his words can change his way of thinking in the past.. that’s what we were waiting for. I have never posted on one of these sites before, but im deeply saddened by the comeback and the response.. I want to start a movement to get PO back lets show him love … Lets stop breaking each other down so much and lets lift this brother up he did 10years for us, because that could of been your brother, son, cousin, father lets be real hip hop.. Shyne was…

  • Belize

    Yup…hope you enjoy your day. You post pics making him look corny, then when he calls you dont pick up..just post a blog post to say what you feel. This is why everydude I know that gets out the bing, hates technology..cuz niggas dont talk nomo.. Lame fuck

  • KingP

    And honestly, he sounded a lot like big when he first came out, but after hearing gorilla black, and after time has passed, he really doesn’t sound like a replica at all.

  • herbsaac

    Problem is half these posters just want you to respond so they are dissing shyne hoping to get a response back.. sad really.. the other problem with the people that say shyne was never that nice are people who(like the kid up there who posted was 10 when po did his dime are 16-20 now posting on the site.. and were bumping bow wow when they were 10 getting the wrong ideas about rap) its sad that shyne wants to sound like he sounds(if i even believe that.. jury still out ) man and the people he was prolly talkin to in the box prolly went in a year or two before him and before the rap world extinguished the big sound a like claims..

    I dont wanna say “man up” and tell him whats wrong that he sounds like a version of rick ross and gorilla zoe.. but do soemthing to tell him besides put it on a blog bro..? Shynes album’s are dope(anyone who says diff in my mind just dont like that style of rap.. more into bubblegum records i.e. anything after nelly’s first album or drake stuff or flo-rida) and I dont want to have to say that only about his first two.. “I want that olllld thing back”

    We been waitin on something real from this dude andin the rap game for a while.. and to find out he is faking something(in this case the accent/voice) is disheartening.. Please do something to get Shyne to shut these bloggers up so he can come back with some real muzak.. I always thought the comparisons to big were just a bunch of people mad that puff had moved on essentially and they were still grieving or some shit..(this was back n the days of no blogs and people had to form their own opinions.. not just re-tool what someone else said and claim it for themselves)

    As for the beef.. im down.. as Shyne is someone who i can see maybe making good on the claims in his raps.. plus i always think that beefs inspire artists to get back on their grind and be serious with the flows.. maybe stop all the raps about bentleys and plush houses and fine bitches and get back to the maximas, livin at your moms and havin some hood rats runnin around(I think too many artists get away from that shit in their raps because they stopped living it.. the only one who still raps it is rick ross and he never lived it(SMH!!!!!!!))<== still torn on that because i dont know a good way to really put it in words yet..

    King uncaged is a dumb title but the cd should be dope.. relapse 2 was a dumb title but it got scrapped.. maybe this will too?

  • HOT NEW HIP HOP

    @ B.DOT

    NEW LIL WAYNE – King Of The Streets http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/en/play/s/e9fb120-15549/

  • herbsaac

    Drucifer prolly thinks waka flaka is something special.. or oj da juice is lightin up the scene as well as flo-rida and nelly’s sweat suit.. Shyne’s albums were so dope.. we and my homie macnamara would throw that cd on whenever he comes back from hawaii to kick L’s and reminisce over what rap used to be like.. not the former shell of itself it is now

  • shamboogie

    well gimme a chance then.

    under the purple rain
    http://usershare.net/wmz5qy7jhuba

  • http://losttribe.ning.com Paul Lipsey

    Great job on your honesty fam… He is NOT ready… Plus his skills haven’t improved…

  • papology

    For the record, i never liked Shyne as a MC, ever. He might be a cool ass dude but as a MC? Hell no. His delivery, pronounciation and the fact that his voice resembles another mans voice is crazy wack. Why fuck with a bad copy when theres always the original?

    Besides, his peoples back home are big timers. He has so much more going for himself, why fuck with this HipHop shit?

  • Jay

    Truth be told, Shyne was never that great of an MC. As far as I’m concerned he was alright and a one hit wonder. What separated him from other rappers was that he sounded like BIG and Diddy’s touch (production, hype, etc). I was never a fan of his past music, IMO the only classic he had was “Bad Boyz”. I do however respect him as a man for busting his gun and doing his time like a man and I wish him luck on his future endeavors but his current music is pathetic, his voice and flow is horrible. I kinda expected this but hoped I was wrong. I love a good comeback story and was hoping this could one, at least for his fans.

    I blame whoever is handling his career because they need to steer him in the right direction and let him know what he’s doing wrong. I don’t even understand why they would gamble with a single so soon, they needed to let him drop a mixtape or two to let him get his flow back, consider it a lyrical exercise. First impressions are usually long lasting and he needs to realize that there’s a whole new generation of fans that he needed to impress. I don’t understand how anybody could think that “Messiah” was going to be that single (what is going on at Def Jam). At least with a whole mixtape with over an hour of Shyne going over hot beats we could’ve gotten a better feel for him and his sound. I also think that Shyne has a bit of an entitlement issue in which he feels that because he’s an OG now any did his time like a man everyone is going to jump on his bandwagon but unfortunately that’s not enough. We might respect him as a man for enduring those trails and tribulations and it might create a great backdrop but the music has to be hot.

    BTW, expect LA Reid to get fired for this.

  • http://www.bet.com 4what

    He should lay back 4 a while like mystical.u wonder why he ain’t put nothing out yet?u think he ain’t recorded nothing yet? It just proly ain’t up to par yet for the 2010 earz of hiphop fans.they rushed him out to early out of desperation AND IT STRAIGHT UP BACKFIRED..SORRY SHYNE BUT U NEED 2 GO TO COLLEGE AND TAKE PHILOSOPHY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE OR WHATEVER AND THEN U CAN BE THE PRESIDENT OF BELIZE SOMEDAY.ITS EVEN BETTER THAN THIs THING CALLED RAP.

  • http://bastardswordsman.tumblr.com/ Dart_Adams

    I HATE that you don’t write more editorials…

    One.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ YN aka CORNBREAD

    PREACH ON CORNBREAD, PREACH!!!! HA!!!!

    BUT SERIOUSLY THIS NIGGA CAME BACK ON THE SCENE TOO EARLY!!!! THIS NIGGA SHOULDA JUST CHILLED OUT IN THE BACKGROUND FOR A MINUTE N COLLECT HIS THOUGHTS N JUST ADJUST TO EVERYDAY LIVIN’ OUTSIDE A JAIL CELL!!!! AND TO ALSO IMROVE HIS ALREADY MEDIOCRE SKILLS!!!! THIS WAS A BAD BAD MOVE FOR THE R&B DUDE LA REID!!!! HE JUST WANTED TO CASH IN ON SHYNE’S STORY!!!! INSTEAD OF TELLIN’ THIS NIGGA TO IMROVE HIS SKILLS N ADJUST TO HIS NEW LIFE, HE GAVE THIS NIGGA A RECORD DEAL N JUST THREW THIS NIGGA IN A BOOTH!!!! WHERE’S LA REID??? WHERE’S HIS MANAGEMENT TEAM??? WHO’S GIVIN’ THIS NIGGA DIRECTION WIT HIS CAREER??? REHASHIN’ AN IRRELEVANT BEEF WIT 50 N NOW HE WORKIN’ WIT IRV GOTTI!!!! THESE ARE JUST BAD MOVES!!!! I NEVER LIKED SHYNE AS AN ARTIST!!!! TO ME, HE’S A WACK ARTIST!!!! SOME CRITICISMS ARE HARSH N SOME ARE CONSTRUCTIVE!!!! N THERE’S HATE OF COURSE!!!! SOME NIGGAS JUST WANT THIS NIGGA TO FLAT OUT FAIL!!!! TO ME, IT WOULD BE SAD TO SEE THIS NIGGA FAIL IN LIFE!!!! FUCK THE RECORD INDUSTRY!!!! BUT THAT’S JUST THE NATURE OF THE GAME!!!! THIS NIGGA DID A 10 YEAR BID!!!! I DON’T THINK HIS FEELINGS ARE GONNA BE HURT BY A BUNCHA FACELESS BLOGGERS!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • teejay

    @jay

    To continue the thought about la reid, you think this would have happened if he signed to anyone else? I don’t think so. If he signed to aftermath Dre would make sure he put out quality material, same for bad boy, even on young money they would have done better.

    Def jam is a joke now, and it’s a shame, only there would this be allowed to happen.

  • IKnow

    Shyne is one my favorite mcs ever. But the shit that he’s released (and I hate to say it) is horrible. I don’t anybody would say that he sounds like Big now because we got used to his flow and it was good. Vintage Shyne, that’s what I want. He just doesn’t sound natural with his new voice.

    So please Po, my G, get your shit together and show them why the hell entire culture has waited on you for 10 years.

    Peace.

  • herbsaac

    @every blogger on here saying shyne wasnt a good rapper ever or was barely better than ok.. Shyne was a real nice MC.. have you heard the song the life? or how about the song “syne” from godfather buried alive.. diamonds and mac 10’s? niggaz gon die? bad boys/ bonnie and shyne? if i had a choice? Martyr? even jimmy choo :the single for his second cd: it helps when u listen to whole cds rather than just the singles you saw on mtv(back when mtv still played videos) back in the day.. Thats the problem with rap fans today.. they listen for that single because thats what people talk about.. they dont want the knowledge of the bread and butter of the cd(i.e. the life on the original shyne self title cd) the skits were good as well.. Im happy my ipod is on shuffle and for some reason the shuffle always plays the same songs.. ig et my daily dose of shyne due to that fact..

    Its funny that all these people also say LA reid is gonna lsoe his job over giving shyne a 7 figure deal.. do you know how many artists who arent named shyne that LA reid has signed that paid out huge for the record label? way more than the money the label might lose on shyne(which in my opinion im embarrased to listen to the new stuff now that ive heard he is trying to sound like this and that he could soud like his old self..so it might be all of it)

    seriously tho these kids just like powder puff rap because its such a big money business and if the beat isnt something that bounces in the club they dont like it either.. Yall aint raps fans.. Your like girls who just bump poppy shit from artists but then you ask them about another song on the album and they only got that one that sold 1 million songs on i tunes.. or that was numbers 1-10 on tv countdown shows.. SMH.. sad what rap fans have become(not the rap game in full effect just rap fans.. or should i say blog hop fans.. because they dont listen to anything but shit thats on the radio..)

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  • pushakey

    …problem is, everybody fell in love with the story of what happened to shyne, not with who shyne was as an artist…..sometimes images and reality dont macth up…? lmao @ 75% a yall saying “..he was always wack….i never like shyne.”.etc, but less than 3% was saying that when he was locked up and all the rappers were shouting him out??

  • Rhyme

    Grab a napkin u fuck, wipe your face. lmao j/k.
    Just tell Shyne like it is. Son upwash.

    This Hip-hop shit aint suppose to be played with. If he aint got the bars its time to cash out b.

  • majest

    dam!!!!!!!! niggas is writing essays on comments.real simple he should of answered,what is gonna do to you?let that ninja know the real…he see it,he made it.

  • Drucifer

    @ Pushakay

    I was saying he was whack back in 2000 when I wasted my money on that garbage album, dont know bout everybody else

  • QUEENZ

    @ YN

    I think with this post you did your job as a journalist or a critic but didn’t as a friend. If Shyne was your man like you always say he is, you should reach for him if you see him slipping. It’s even worse that you blew it up to the world that he’s been blowing up your phone but you won’t answer his calls. I think that’s wack.

    On another note, Shyne was never this amazing MC to begin with, and thats the truth. His initial hype was him sounding like BIG but because Puff signed him people eventually gave him a pass on that issue. They further accepted him once they heard his story and who he was on the streets. Yes he had a few street bangers but no one was running around saying how nice Shyne was. Once he shot up that club people further believed the shit he was spitting and while he was locked up everyone had his name in their raps so as to show they were affiliated with a real nigga but none of this has anything to do with Shyne as an MC. YN like most others hoped that over the span of 10 years in the box that Shyne’s skills as a rapper would improve enough to catch up to his street cred but some people got it and some don’t. Y’all built your expactations so high for him that he’s having a hell of a time living up to them. Don’t be mad at him, be mad at yourselves.

    Furthermore, him addressing that old shot 50 took at him in that freestyle up at Hot 97 a few years ago was just ridiculous cuz everyone knows that it was based on nothing. 50 said ” I heard Irv tryna sign Shyne so I don’t got know love for him, tell him 50 said he soft he won’t shoot up the club again” That shit was about nothing, just like his gripe was with Kiss and Fat Joe when they did the joint with Ja Rule. It was a bad move and he needs to take his time to get back in the groove.

  • majest

    hate your job?!!…really?….really?..lol

  • jm

    realest shit u eva wrote YN! i respect it 100% … if u on here bitchin that shyne was always wack, u dont kno shit about hip hop so stfu n go finger snap or something

  • big business

    2 Words… Negro Please.

  • Chris

    Geeze YN I didnt know you were such a Shyne fan…

  • Jerzzz

    Shyne was wack when he was tryna be Big, Now that Shynes Tryna be Shyne, He sucks even more.

  • smokeyou

    some of yall are crazy. shynes first album is sick.

  • dani

    Well then.. lemme have your job then…

    i’d do that shit in a heartbeat.

  • http://www.incilin.com Incilin

    I don’t want to sound insensitive, but fuck what he been through. He wants to be a rapper? Well this is the rap game.

    You seem a few keystrokes away from admitting Shyne is your friend and not just some guy you cover because he’s on your beat. You should never be friends with a subject, we both know it makes you less reliable as a critic.

  • dumb dumb

    This is not an editorial, this is an op-ed., filled with emotion. An editorial would have been more in tune with facts. No one owes SHYNE anything. We all have our preferences and that’s a given, but when we get in the arena of trying to influence the masses through opinion especially when you have a soap box to stand on. You should one recuse yourself from pro and con arguments because the scales are fully tilted on the pro side. Glen Beck couldn’t be more partisan than you when it comes to your favorite rappers, you treat them like your little pets.

    For you to come out about you wanting too cry cause a man is getting blasted for his forays into a profession he chose money he accepted, I’m sorry you should have went in like Lloyd Banks did and its the real. You turn a def ear and this nigga signed to def jam and he took all the def and left the jam.

  • Realniggashit

    YN realtalk my G i wonder why no one is pulling his coat.

  • theehater

    DONT FEEL SORRY FOR SHYNE DOING 10 YEARS, HE WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO DO THE FUCKING CRIME/ AND GOT CAUGHT! I swear people make this guy look like nelson mandela. STOP IDOLIZING THE WRONG PEOPLE i feel like im alone in a crazy fucking world where its cool to be a mediocre rapper that shoots up innocent bystanders and everyone actually thinks thats gangsta. Be a real gangsta and shoot up the head of the KKK, CIA or FBI. Shoot up a kingpin, not a woman on her ladies night out to a club. Now THATS gangsta

  • servontaym

    This was the post was real and it needed to be said Shyne not the old shyne any more

  • mike

    i hate that i will wait to hear his album the next year !!!

    Shyne Po New album Solo 2010

    wait & hear, it’ll be dope !!!

    he needs time…

    peace

  • cory

    this is a decent post

    but the new blackout artice has me shaking my head
    I mean, yeah, King Uncaged is a bad album title…. so?
    can we reserve judgement until the final project is actually released?

    whooooooooooooo caaaaaaaaares

  • BK

    I WONDER IF SHYNE VISITS RAPRADAR…

  • console

    I thought you were excited about these Shyne freestyles.

  • Puff Daddy

    thanks shyne! :)

  • Sin

    Is it a blackout or not…wtf

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    i hate dr dre

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  • Guns&Butter

    When Shyne snaps out of his funk…The (hip hop) world will be in a better place….Till then I replay Mac 10’s again…and again….and again…and…again

  • lovely

    YN you are gonna make me cry!

  • MiloD

    shyne can sound whatever way he wants to.
    i just dont gave to like it.
    it may not have grown on me.

    to be honest the music is somewhere else right now for most people.
    remember this is the music business.
    can’t do business with something that people arent gravitating towards.

  • the big c

    sometimes i feel like this website is out of tune with reality. . . numbers talk.
    most of the “real hip hop” artists posted here don’t sell much. it means people don’t like them enough to pay for their shit. shyne sucks. the veredict is know.
    and la reid sucks as a decision maker too. wtf??? how does anybody in their right mind hand a deal to somebody like this???

  • http://threefoureighty.clipz-status.com/ Reasy F.

    Wow I’ll listen to some old Po. I’m just not trying to hear anymore Rude Boy, Unthinkable, Over and whoever else freestyles.

  • 187 on a DRE

    this is all part of their plan to sell records..

  • Tony Yayo

    I respect YN for this but that T.I. shit on Blackout… really… out of all the fuck ups in rap you pick… T.I. ….. you made a whole post dedicated to Po and how he was locked up and shit and how you hate how ppl were hating on him, after he JUST got out, then you make a post about T.I. … ABOUT HIS ALBUM TITLE?! Fuck outta here man, he’s the one making millions and GOOD music.

    P.S. You WOULD put a Jay Z quote in there.. SMH

  • Po Shyne

    We love you Shyne, Hip hop loves you but a lot has changed since the system caught you. Clinton left the White House and Bush ran wild for 8 years, We’re in a recession and the president is black (so its gonna get better), but the bottom line is its 2010 and we ain’t gonna pay for this shit.

    No one wanted Shyne to be in jail.

    We fucked with the disc he dropped from jail when he sounded like Shyne.

    We lost sleep waiting for his first release after his release from jail.

    And then what happens?????????

    Shyne shitted on hip hop with that switch up so we were forced to return the favor. Hip Hop was waiting for him to drop for very selfish reasons, much like Shyne changed his style for selfish reasons. No one wins this way. If Shyne gives us what we want, he’ll get what he wants.

    Its that easy.

    If he wants to keep this “new sound” he gonna need to find some compelling subject matter and improve his lyrical dexterity. Not only that he’s gonna need some new beats to go with his very different sound, maybe get at some Jay Elec, Neptunes, or even old Manny Fresh beats. Shynes main appeal before he went into jail was his voice and delivery, why give up on that style completly ?

  • Ac@pella!

    Ughhhh….Where do I start?….1st off, YN, shut tha fuck up. I work in the airport. Ur job couldn’t be anymore worse than mines or anyone else’s on here. Jus tell that nigga the truth if he’s ur “man” like u say he is…Next, that criticism he took about sounding like B.I.G was ironically prolly the best criticism he could’ve gotten. Compared to what he sounds like now, naw. Fuck that. It’s 2010. Ur right. Niggaz ain’t as nice about the shit. Y should we be? We waited and waited and waited and supported this guy so much for 10 years!!! And he gives us this bullshit??? He’s the only artist that everybody stuck by for 10 fuckin years str8 in hip hop!!! The only one! Nobody else got that. They either got forgotten about or ppl jus stopped givin’ a fuck about ‘em, even when they got out. Kim, Foxy, Mystikal, more than likely Prodigy, Brat, Remy, Max B, Boosie, etc…The only other ones niggaz cared about still when they came out out was/is going to be Wayne, T.I.P, and Pimp C (R.I.P) And this is how we get repayed back??? Some wack ass butchered up “remixes” of dope songs with a purposely fucked up voice and an old rehashed up played out beef against 50 Cent?…GTFOH…YN u need to tell this nigga the truth before it’s too late. And when u really look at it, this nigga doesn’t sound SHIT like B.I.G. Niggaz’ were jus desperate on that Biggie shit after he passed that they wanted to say anything to compare the nigga. And he was on Bad Boy! He had those comparisons coming! I’ll pass on this new Shyne…Hopefully he’s reading this and so is L.A. Reid…

  • B.Dot

    I WONDER IF SHYNE VISITS RAPRADAR…
    ^
    (insert favorite rapper) does

  • http://perezworld.com armondo perez

    are you a journalist or a fucking cum dumpster for rappers you wish were your friends? no rapper is your friend unless you grew up with them and i doubt you’re thoro enough to come up with real cats. oh wait: Jay Z is your friend. the guy who stabbed Un Rivera behind Charli Baltimore. Yeah, he really digs you as a person. he wants to visit a sauna with you and talk about how hard his life has become. you’re the one he wants to talk to, yn! you’re that special someone in jay z’s life!

    speaking of journalism, do you actually write anything? it’s sad that a nonsensical paragraph and a lame photograph somehow equates journalism. you are the equivalent of a non-visual nigga with a tape and a portrait.

    and lastly: who gives a fuck about your opinions on rap, you old dandy?! the closet–i mean the closest you’ll ever get to journalism is a motherfucking paper route and i hate to break the news to ya, the Post is about to go Bobby Digital.

  • http://perezworld.com armondo perez

    also: who the fuck are you to be commenting on somebody’s jail time, bitch-ass nigga?

    what time have you served outside of being a cum dumpster for rappers? oh wait, you did serve…them rappers. you always seem to talk shit about rappers who have nothing to lose. how hard is it to talk shit about TI–a man who is in no postiion to punch you in the face since he’s fresh off of his “skid bid” as you say.

    don’t be surprised if Tiny punches your pretty little face though. she thug as hell!

  • flop d

    HAHA true!

    all YN ever does is make some lame reference to some lame alias, droppin’ made up nicknames like theyre his homies!!

    example:

    Aubrey dropped a new track today. Wonder what else Dee Rake has up his sleeve! Can’t wait to hear the rest of Thank Me Later from ole’ Graham-Burger!

  • Edouard

    “Hip-hop has heart? Not in 2010.”

    You’re whining about people hating on his shit, but you’re part of the problem. All you do is hate on artists. Those ‘played yourself’ and ‘blackout’ collumns are hateful and bring unnecessary negativity to hip hop. Everytime you post something negative about an artist, a group of people feel how you feel about Shyne.

    Either you accept the existence haters and roll on or you stop hating yourself.

  • mmkayy

    i feel bad for the dude cos its not easy doin 10 years… but i gotta treat him like everybody else in the end its JUST music…….. if he dont care..we dont care

  • 187 on a DRE

    i think his new shit sounds alright just need to rap faster . really though really though re re really though

  • 187 on a DRE

    na fuck that those freestyles he put out were some bullshit and he got a new song on allhiphop thats some bullshit to

  • 187 on a DRE

    SHYNE WEEK gonna be some bullshit

  • 187 on a DRE

    does anyone know the real reason he sounds like that?

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  • http://www.twitter.com/ridalen ridalen

    You’re whining about people hating on his shit, but you’re part of the problem. All you do is hate on artists. Those ‘played yourself’ and ‘blackout’ collumns are hateful and bring unnecessary negativity to hip hop.

    ^^

    THIS.

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  • Jay

    I just heard the latest installment of Shyne’s lyrical trainwreck “There Will Be Blood (50 Cent Diss)” and all I have to say is please YN speak to your man, do it for whatever fans he has left. It’s painful to hear, he needs to know the truth and if he can’t handle it he needs a new profession cause this Hip Hop shit is brutal.

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