Former Bad Boy artist Shyne has reportedly decided to re-link with Ruff Ryders’ producer Swizz Beatz for his first album in more than ten years.
Following up their 2002 collaboration track, “Shyne,” Beatz says the rapper must get back into his rap mode.
“I’m rocking with Shyne,” he said in an interview. “I need him to find himself a little bit. Not to say he don’t know who he is, I just need him to vibe off a couple beats and be like, ‘Swizz, these are four joints right here I been rocking with, me and Scott Storch or whoever. This is the lane I wanna go with.’ Then I could digest those things and then I can come up with the best records for Tip, Shyne, for everybody. These are different techniques so I can use those darts.” (MTV)
Producer Scott Storch is also reportedly attached to the rapper’s comeback album.
“Yeah, Shyne’s my man. I’ve been talking to him and I was talking to him all through his prison sentence. He’s always remained a loyal person to me,” Storch explained in an interview. “We became friends after he was already in [jail] and I found out he was a fan and he’s just a h*ll of a cool guy. I’m looking forward to doing, not just one record, but doing a chunk on his album… He’s in full effect. He’s got people sending him tracks. I have a feeling he’s going to make a really huge album… He’s got a lot to say.” (All Hip Hop)
Radio personality Angie Martinez hinted at Shyne recording new music on her Twitter page last month.
“he’s gr8! doing lots of giving back.,” Martinez wrote about Shyne on Sunday (December 13). “big producers & execs been flyin 2 Belize & music is coming! :) @ixler21 wassup w/SHYNE?” (Angie Martinez’s Twitter)
Since being deported to Belize last fall, Shyne has been speaking to inmates, offering advice and motivation.
“I didn’t blame nobody else for my mistakes,” Shyne told a room of inmates. “It wasn’t my co-defendant’s fault that I shot somebody in the club, I take responsibility, I did that sh*t, it was a terrible mistake and I moved on. So that’s what I challenge you guys to do. Don’t blame the C.O., don’t blame the police — you have to take accountability for your actions and you have to decide what your future is gonna be. You can’t be following what this one say and that one say, I spent 10 years in the cooker — it’s a lot of gang bangers in New York, I didn’t bang because I’m universal. I’m a boss.” (College Essential)
No further details have been revealed as of now.