Shyne (album)

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Shyne
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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: May 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. It was released by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Dear America (Intro)"   Shyne 1:08
2. "Whatcha Gonna Do" J. Barrow, D. Trotman Dee Trotman 4:49
3. "Bang" J. Barrow, J. Graham Yogi 4:50
4. "Bad Boyz" (featuring Barrington Levy) J. Barrow, L. Porter, B. Levy, D. Bowie, J. Osterberg EZ Elpee 3:48
5. "Let Me See Your Hands" J. Barrow, S. Everett Shampelle Everett 4:31
6. "Gangsta Prayer (Interlude)" J. Barrow, S. Combs, M. Winans Mario Winans 1:01
7. "The Life" J. Barrow, N. Myrick, M. Winans, S. Combs, L. Caston, A. Poree Nashiem Myrick, Mario Winans (co.), Sean "Puffy" Combs (co.) 5:16
8. "It's Ok" J. Barrow, D. Vanderpool, S. Combs, M. Winans, Hutchins, Robertson, Selignam Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool, Sean "Puffy" Combs (co.), Mario Winans (co.) 3:48
9. "Niggas Gonna Die" J. Barrow, P. Williams, C. Hugo The Neptunes 3:29
10. "Everyday (Interlude)"   Shyne 1:03
11. "Bonnie & Shyne" (featuring Barrington Levy) J. Barrow, C. Thompson, B. Levy, M. David, E. Gassion, L. Guglielmi Chucky Thompson 4:17
12. "The Hit" J. Barrow, L. Porter, S. Combs, M. Winans, M. Alejandro, A. Magdalena EZ Elpee, Sean "Puffy" Combs (co.), Mario Winans (co.) 2:59
13. "That's Gangsta" J. Barrow, S. Combs, M. Winans, L. Sylvers Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mario Winans 3:43
14. "Spend Some Cheese" J. Barrow, M. Winans, S. Combs Mario Winans 4:40
15. "Get Out" (featuring Slim of 112) J. Barrow, M. Winans, S. Combs Mario Winans 2:56
16. "Commission" J. Barrow, N. Myrick, J. Garfield Nashiem Myrick & Jay "Waxx" Garfield 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. "Shyne - Shyne". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 15, 2007. 
  4. ^ Seymour, Craig (October 6, 2000). "Music Review: 'Shyne'". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved December 27, 2009. 
  5. ^ Bardowell, Derek A. (November 7, 2000). "NME Album Reviews - Shyne - NME.com". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ Juon, Steve (October 1, 2000). "RapReviews.com Feature for October 1, 2000 - Shyne's Shyne". RapReviews. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ex, Kris (September 21, 2000). "Shyne: Shyne : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on May 1, 2009. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Columnist. "Review: Shyne". Spin: 218-219. December 2000. Retrieved on August 2, 2012.