Shyne Signs To Def Jam
Rapper Shyne and Def Jam CEO/Chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid have mended their strained relationship and are working towards releasing the rapper’s first album in over six years.
Reid traveled to Belize to re-sign Shyne to Def Jam, the same label that released his last official album, 2004's Godfather: Buried Alive.
"I have come here to stand by Shyne and to officially kick off our partnership with Island Def Jam Music Group and Gangland Records and so it is really an honor to be here,” Reid told 7 News of Belize during a trip to the island.”
Although their last attempt to release a record ended in a bitter war of words in the press, Shyne, real name, Moses Michael Leviy, was honored to be back with Def Jam under a new, seven-figure deal.
“It is an honor and a pleasure, not just for me but for Belize,” Shyne added. “Chairman Reid is on the level of Berry Gordy, Clive Davis, the biggest music men in the history of music, and so to have a partnership with Gangland Records and Island/Def Jam is incredible for me.”
L.A. Reid was confident that his relationship with Shyne this time around would lead to success for the rapper, who spent over 8 years in prison over a violent shoot-out in a New York club while partying with Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jennifer Lopez.
“I don’t expect it, I can promise it,” L.A. Reid said of Shyne's potential success.