Shyne (album)

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Shyne
Studio album by Shyne
Released September 26, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Gangsta Rap, East Coast hip hop
Length 56:32
Label Bad Boy/Arista
Producer Sean "P. Diddy" Combs (Exec.)
Shyne
Mario Winans
Yogi
Nashiem Myrick
Chucky Thompson
Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool
The Neptunes
Shyne chronology
Shyne
(2000)
Godfather Buried Alive
(2004)
Singles from Shyne
  1. "Bad Boyz"
    Released: June 27, 2000
  2. "That's Gangsta"
    Released: October 10, 2000
  3. "Bonnie & Shyne"
    Released: 2001

Shyne is the self-titled debut album by rapper Shyne with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records and was released on September 26, 2000.[1] Shyne had been hyped prior to the album's release as similar in style and delivery to the deceased Notorious B.I.G.. Shyne had also drawn unfavorable media attention for being convicted in June 2000 for his involvement in a nightclub shooting; Shyne was incarcerated at the time of this album's release. The album peaked #5 on the Billboard Top 200. It sold very well, eventually achieving Gold status.[2] It contained fewer guest artists than most Bad Boy releases. The singles from the album, "Bad Boyz," "Bonnie & Shyne" (which both feature Barrington Levy), and "That's Gangsta," were only moderate hits.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
NME (7/10)[5]
RapReviews (5/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Spin (6/10)[8]
Uncut 4/5 stars

Rolling Stone (10/12/00, p. 89) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Like a 5-car pileup of luxury autos: a mix of beauty and destruction..."

Spin (12/00, pp. 218–9) - 6 out of 10 - "...Cops black gangster dreams straight from the pages of F.E.D.S....[its] strong producers...dress up his rhymes in frenetic electro beats, tweaked synths, and the old steel drum..."

Uncut (9/01, p. 102) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Thoughtful soulful declaimations delivered with a deep hued baritone, Shyne is the brightest new star in the Puff Daddy firmament..."

NME (11/11/00, p. 32) - 7 out of 10 - "...To uptempo and always creative commercial grooves, steeped in reggae bass sonics, an amoral and anti-social scenario of guiltless casual sex, bloody murders, drug transactions, betrayals and, especially, the code of the streets, gets played out..."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dear America" (Intro) 1:08
  2. "Whatcha Gonna Do" 4:49
  3. "Bang" 4:50
  4. "Bad Boyz" (featuring Barrington Levy) 3:48
  5. "Let Me See Your Hands" 4:31
  6. "Gangsta Prayer" (Interlude) 1:01
  7. "The Life" 5:16
  8. "It's Ok" 3:48
  9. "Niggas Gonna Die" 3:29
  10. "Everyday" (Interlude) 1:03
  11. "Bonnie & Shyne" (featuring Barrington Levy) 4:17
  12. "The Hit" 2:59
  13. "That's Gangsta" 3:43
  14. "Spend Some Cheese" 4:40
  15. "Get Out" (featuring Slim of 112) 2:56
  16. "Commission" 4:11

Samples[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Composer, Executive Producer
  • Barrington Levy, Performer
  • Dominick Mancuso, Assistant Engineer
  • Lynn Montrose, Assistant Engineer
  • Michael Patterson, Engineer
  • Harve Pierre, A&R, Associate Executive Producer
  • Ed Raso, Assistant Engineer
  • Shyne, Vocals
  • Dale Venderpool, Composer
  • Mario Winans, Composer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shyne – Shyne traclist and credits
  2. ^ "Def Jam Records". Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Review: Shyne. Allmusic. Retrieved on 15 September 2007.
  4. ^ Seymour, Craig. Music Review: 'Shyne' | Album Reviews and More | EW.com. Entertainment Weekly. October 6, 2000. Retrieved on 27 December 2009.
  5. ^ Bardowell, Derek A. NME Album Reviews - Shyne - NME.com. NME. November 7, 2000. Retrieved on 2 September 2010.
  6. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash'. RapReviews.com Feature for October 1, 2000 - Shyne's Shyne. RapReviews.com. October 1, 2000. Retrieved on 1 January 2013.
  7. ^ Ex, Kris (2000-09-21). "Shyne: Shyne : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  8. ^ Columnist. "Review: Shyne". Spin: 218-219. December 2000. Retrieved on 2 August 2012.